The sentence contains the phrase, 'It would have to be OK'd by The Superintendent.' My second sentence contains the phrase, ' ... being followed by the assistant manager.' I'm not sure if I should use capital letters for The Superintendent & the Assistant Manager.' Can anyone help please?

  • Why would you capitalize the superintendent?
    – jera
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 12:54

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Titles are not capitalized unless they're part of the name. You would write

Yesterday, the president addressed the press.


Yesterday, President Obama addressed the press.


I have a question for you, Mr. President.

Also, "the" and other articles are never capitalized, even in a title, unless it's the first word in the title or sentence (for example: The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner).

  • The sound and the fury ?
    – dan
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 19:25

That depends on whether it is a title (ie. Hello Teacher!) or just a description (ie. I gave it to my teacher). A title would be capitalised, a description would not.

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    Don't neglect the possibility that it is a name. After all, who can forget Catch 22's Major Major Major Major.
    – PellMel
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 14:55
  • True, true. And I'm sure there are other possibilities.
    – Corsara
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 15:01

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