For instance, say a book is titled "Genesis and Its Interpretations". Is it correct to capitalize "its" in the title?

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    It's certainly normal to capitalize Its in a title-case title like the one you mention.
    – Sven Yargs
    Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 1:31

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Technically it should be, since it's officially a pronoun. As far as elegance goes, it probably shouldn't be used in a title at all. Makes the whole thing sound overly bookish and needlessly pompous, even worse, perhaps, than "Genesis and the Interpretations Thereof." Reads almost like "Genesis and How Some Morons Interpret It," which I expect is not quite the effect you're looking for.

Try "Interpretations of Genesis: Quaint vs Traditional," or something.

  • I think the OP's example title is just fine. It tells me succinctly that the book is about two things: (1) Genesis, and (2) its interpretations. For me, it doesn't have any unwelcome connotations.
    – Vectornaut
    Commented Feb 18, 2021 at 15:57

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