Should Mother Be Capitalized?

In other words, capitalize words such as “Mother,” “Father,” “Grandmother,” “Grandfather,” “Son,” “Daughter,” and “Sis” when they are used in place of the person’s name.

Do not capitalize them when they follow possessive pronouns such as her, his, my, our, your.

Is Mother capitalized in a sentence?

You should only capitalize “mom” and “dad” when they are used as a name. Whenever they are preceded by “my” they should not be capitalized. For example, when writing “I love you, Mom,” you would capitalize “mom” because “Mom” is used as a name.

Why is Mother not capitalized?

In the movie’s marketing, Paramount Pictures have been using a lowercase stylization, so it reads like “mother!” instead of “Mother!” (INSIDER capitalizes it anyway.) The reason the movie’s title is lower-cased is so you’ll notice that Javier Bardem’s character name, Him, is capitalized.

Is mother a proper noun or common noun?

Many common nouns may be used as proper nouns; for example, mother is a common noun, as in “His mother just turned sixty-five”, but may be used as a proper noun, as in “Have you seen Mother today?”. As in this example, common nouns are traditionally capitalized when used as proper nouns.

Is the word family capitalized?

When family relationships are used as proper names, they too should be capitalized. Family relationships are also used as proper names when the word used indicates a specific person. If, in getting one’s mother’s attention, “Mother!” is called out, the word “Mother” is a proper noun that can only refer to her.