You’ve got a few days, but Father’s Day will be here before we know it. I was asked to write a couple of paragraphs about fathers recently, and it was tough to keep it brief considering how much I love and appreciate my dad.
Before we get to that, here’s a rule that applies to dads (and moms).
If “Dad” is his name, capitalize it all the same.
My father’s name is Ronald. That’s a proper noun. My mom’s name is Cynthia. Same deal — since their names are proper nouns, they’re capitalized.
And in the example above, because you’re using “Dad” as his name, it’s capitalized.
Try this: Replace “mom” or “dad” with their real names. If it fits, capitalize it.
I went to my dad’s house for breakfast — his pancakes are the best!
My mom and I talk at least once a week — when I can get her to answer her phone!
If there’s one thing Dad believes in, it is learning.
I thought I was good at putting together a quick dinner, but Mom is the master chef.