Posted by Mark on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 8:18am.
Generally no,you don't write them with capitals.
The exception is place names like North Daktoa or the South Pole.
See when you use north in the way you said in the second sentance its a common noun, like car or sun.
Its confusing, I know.
Does this help?
They should be capitalized when referring to a part of a country or province, but not when used as a direction.
I live in Northern Ontario.
Drive west until you see the sign.
yeah, so place names capatilized all else normal text.
So you don't write :I live in the North?
Yep thats exactly right!
Mark, no. You would write --
I live in the north of Germany.
I live in the southeast part of the city.
But for specific place names or recognized parts of a country or state, you'd write ==
She is from Southern California.
She came from the South. (meaning the states in the recognized southern part of the US)
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