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nitpicky grammar

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by heeseop, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. heeseop

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    im proofreading my AMCAS and I have a grammatical question..

    when referring to spring 2006 semester, should i say "In Spring of 2006, I did this" or "In the spring of 2006...."? (the former format is used by my school so maybe that's the way to do it when your referring to semesters and not seasons? :confused:)

    im not too good at these technicalities (as well as english in general, lol)... :X
    any help is appreciated!!
     
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  3. TMP-SMX

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    In general you don't capitalize seasons unless you are writing poetry.

    If you are talking about the specific semester title then you should capitalize it.

    In the Spring 2006 semester....

    In the spring of 2006.

    Take your pick.
     
  4. heeseop

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    for the first one, without "of" is ok?
    and thanks for ur help!
     
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    In the first one Spring is a title including 2006. (Spring 2006).

    So if you are referring to the title of your semester then you wouldn't use of.
     

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