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Oct 30 2012   8:16PM GMT

Should you capitalize “president”?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

 

Which is correct?
The CEO is often the _______ of the company.
a. President
b. president


Answer: b.

 

Explanation:
You only capitalize words like “president” when they are placed in front of a name to serve as a title. So you would write “President Obama,” but “The president’s name is Barack Obama.” In the case of Romney? Let’s not put those words together.

Jane Straus explains capitalization for job titles in more detail.

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