Often I get confused when to capitalise the word state. In the following three different meanings of the word, when should the letter S be capitalized?
- Synonymous to the words country, nation or government. Even though there are subtle differences among them.
- 1st-tier administrative division of a country. Examples: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Baden-Württemberg.
- Status of something. Examples:
The state of education in this State is pathetic.