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Geographic Names 

Chapter:
Capitalization
Author(s):

Brenda Gregoline

Capitalize names of cities, towns, counties, states, countries, continents, islands, airports, peninsulas, bodies of water, mountains and mountain ranges, streets, parks, forests, canyons, dams, and regions.If a common noun is capitalized in the singular, it is generally not capitalized in the plural.Atlantic and Pacific oceans Kennedy and Eisenhower expressways Mississippi and Missouri riversCompass directions are not capitalized unless they are generally accepted terms for regions.There is a large time difference between Europe and the Far East. Walk east until you arrive at the lake. There is no party like a West Coast party because a West Coast party doesn't stop.

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