Let's say I have a title "full legal names of all sellers"

Should I capitalize it as

a) Full Legal Names of all Sellers


b) Full Legal Names of All Sellers


I have doubts as "all" is not a noun here but rather a modification for a noun "sellers". Am I wrong?

And yes, I've read Which words in a title should be capitalized?

  • And yes, I've read english.stackexchange.com/q/14/238670 – Stan Jun 15 '17 at 14:28
  • @Stan: then why are you asking? All is an adjective, and adjectives are capitalized. – Peter Shor Jun 15 '17 at 15:19
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    How exactly does the duplicate fail to answer your question? – tchrist Jun 15 '17 at 17:48
  • If the only choices you are accepting opinions about are "Full Legal Names of all Sellers" and "Full Legal Names of All Sellers," then yes, the second option is generally preferable, given that most style guides wouldn't endorse lowercasing the first letter in all just because (a) it's a short word or (b) it's an adjective. (Note, too that earlier in the title you have the word Legal, which is also an adjective, initial-capped.) But many headlines online and in newspapers are rendered in sentence case, like this: "Full legal names of all sellers." So that's another possible option. – Sven Yargs Jun 17 '17 at 3:58

The short answer is yes, and here's the reasoning:

In a title, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, etc. (pretty much all words except for prepositions and articles, such as the and an) are capitalized. As you said, all is modifying the word sellers. That makes all an adjective, and it would, therefore, be capitalized. Full and legal are adjectives as well, and see how they are capitalized as well.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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