In an email greeting "Good morning" does the word "morning" need to be capitalized? Is it Good Morning or Good morning?

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    It's just Good morning, lowercase m.
    – RK01
    Jul 9, 2015 at 20:32
  • @RK01 Why capitalise the g in good? My default use would be good morning, unless there were an overriding reason to capitalise the g - like it was the start of a sentence, or the opening word of a speech quotation.
    – WS2
    Jul 9, 2015 at 23:38
  • @WS2 It is a greeting, so it is capitalized.
    – RK01
    Jul 10, 2015 at 1:30
  • @RK01 And as such always appears between quotation marks? I'm trying hard to think of how it might be used other than that way.
    – WS2
    Jul 10, 2015 at 6:54

2 Answers 2


Good Morning would appropriate if it where a title or together as one for something but in a general greeting, the lowercase is m is just fine.


1. If you search Google images for "good morning" you will discover that the following occur on greetings cards:

Good Morning!

good morning!


However I did not see an example of "Good morning" on a greetings card.

2. If you are writing dialog, only the first word should be capitalised, e.g.

"Good morning!" said John.

"Good morning, John!" I replied.

3. If it is the first line of an email, my choice would be, e.g.

Good morning! Thanks for those photos you sent me ...

but I don't think it would be incorrect to say:

Good Morning! Thanks for those photos you sent me ...

I would say that it is a matter of style.

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