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Adjectives derived from proper nouns are not always capitalized [duplicate]

I have had a hard time teaching the rule that proper adjectives are capitalized on the Continent (one student even proudly declaimed that proper adjectives just don't exist in England). I taught this ...
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Is the "king" in "King Arthur" a proper adjective?

Is the King in King Arthur a proper adjective? I know it would be a title, but are titles proper adjectives?
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Why is quixotic not Quixotic (a proper adjective)?

Adjectives derived from proper nouns are known as proper adjectives, and are capitalized: A piece of writing could be Shakespearean, not shakespearean. A person may be Canadian, not canadian. Even ...
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