Welcome to Grammar Lesson Monday!
This continuous series will address many common grammar mistakes made in the media and that I've seen more than once. I strive to make the world a better place with good grammar.
Today, we will learn about when to capitalize "mom."
When you're talking about "mom" with a possessive pronoun, you don't capitalize.
My mom always does my laundry.
Little Daniel gave his mom a hug.
Let's go and find your mom.
We love our mom!
However, when you address "mom" directly, you do capitalize. (You can also see that directly addressing "Mom" is usually separated with a comma.)
Mom, I need my shoes!
Can you help me with my homework, Mom?
This capitalization theory is the same for all titles: Dad, Aunt, Uncle, Grandma, Grandpa, Doctor, Officer, Captain, Princess, King...you get the idea.
That's it for today. Celebrate good grammar!