In general, the word “world” is lowercase except in three instances.
The first instance of when “world” should be capitalized is when used as the first word in a sentence.
The second instance when you should capitalize the word “world” is when the word is used as a part of a proper noun.
Should the word world be capitalized?
Any word that is a proper noun or part of a proper noun should be capitalised. You don’t need to capitalise “world” UNLESS it is part of a name (World Health Organisation). You don’t need to capitalise “institute” or “technology” UNLESS those words are part of a name (Massachussets Institute of Technology).
Which words should be capitalized?
Use capitals for proper nouns. In other words, capitalize the names of people, specific places, and things. For example: We don’t capitalize the word “bridge” unless it starts a sentence, but we must capitalize Brooklyn Bridge because it is the name of a specific bridge.
Is Earth capitalized?
Earth can be either a proper noun or a common noun. In English, proper nouns (nouns which signify a particular person, place, or thing) are capitalized. Following this rule, when Earth is discussed as a specific planet or celestial body, it is capitalized: It takes six to eight months to travel from Earth to Mars.
What are the rules of capitalization?
English Capitalization Rules:
- 1 Capitalize the First Word of a Sentence.
- 2 Capitalize Names and Other Proper Nouns.
- 3 Don’t Capitalize After a Colon (Usually)
- 4 Capitalize the First Word of a Quote (Sometimes)
- 5 Capitalize Days, Months, and Holidays, But Not Seasons.
- 6 Capitalize Most Words in Titles.