Should C O Be Capitalized?

I would like to know how to determine when to capitalize Company in a sentence. I can't figure out when I should capitalize it.

asked by Andy in Languages | 3090 views | 09-11-2009 at 05:44 PM

As a general rule, words that are part of a company name are capitalized:

The Smith Company
Polaris Corporation
Robinson Brothers

But when we use words like "company" and "corporation" by themselves, we drop the capital letters:

I left the company in 1997.
Polaris is a highly profitable corporation.

Here's the exception: In internal documents like minutes and memos, it's acceptable (and sometimes required) to capitalize the term as a way of distinguishing it from other organizations.

answered by Brian | 09-11-2009 at 05:45 PM

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