Do you capitalize “with” in a title?

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It depends on which style you are using.

When using the Chicago Manual of Style and AP style, the word “with” should always be lowercase in a title unless it is the first or last word in a sentence. This is because “with” is a preposition which according to title capitalization rules are always lowercase in titles.

However, in APA and MLA styles, the word “with” is capitalized because all words longer than four words are capitalized.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “With” is not longer than four letters. It is four letters, so it would not be capitalized. “About” which is five letters (more than four letters) would be capitalized.

  2. Actually, I double-checked AP Style and “with” should be capitalized, but your article should say “words with four or more letters” not “words longer than four words” because “with” is not longer than four words.

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