The word governor often confuses people when it comes to capitalization. Is it governor or Governor? When do you capitalize it?
If Governor is used to refer to a specific person with a title, then it is capitalized such as:
- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Governor Charlie Baker
If used as a common noun, then the word governor is lowercased such as in the following sentences:
- The governor will announce his candidacy this morning.
- Dan Malloy was not a great governor.
According to English capitalization rules, proper nouns are always capitalized. Therefore, when referring to a person with the title Governor, always capitalize the word.
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