Quick Answer: Should Eighties Be Capitalized?

If you omit the first part of the year, use an apostrophe to indicate the missing digits: “Goth music got its start in the ’80s.” If you spell out the decade, capitalize it: “The Sixties were a time of change.”

Should the word from be capitalized?

After all, many nouns and verbs are small (e.g., dog, go), but these words still must be capitalized. The small words we are referring to in this case essentially include articles, conjunctions, and prepositions, which should not be capitalized (again, unless they are the first word of a title).

Is Era capitalized?

Also, referring to specific geologic time frames, the Chicago Manual of Style says not to capitalize the words “era,” “period,” and “epoch,” but the American Association of Petroleum Geologists says that these words should be capitalized.

When should not be capitalized?

In general, do not capitalize the word the before proper nouns. In special cases, if the word the is an inseparable part of something’s official title, it may be capitalized. Rule 9. It is not necessary to capitalize city, town, county, etc., if it comes before the proper name.

Do you capitalize events?

Capitalization: Periods and Events. Specific periods, eras, historical events, etc.: these should all be capitalized as proper nouns. However, centuries—and the numbers before them—are not capitalized.