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Correct capitalisation

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:55 pm
by phkb
Hey, can someone with better knowledge of English point me in the right direction here. How do you properly capitalise the word "King"? Here are a few examples:
1. "John looked at the king in fear."
2. "The line of kings was broken."
3. "At this point, king Rupert sighed deeply."
4. "The king uttered an exclamation of surprise."
5. "A king should be of noble birth."
In all these example, should it be "King", or "king"? In some examples the king is a person, and in some it's a position or role. Is there a difference when it comes to capitalisation?
Thanks for your help.

Re: Correct capitalisation

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 2:50 pm
by Hensman Int'l
Only in example 3: "At this point, King Rupert sighed deeply." In this case "King" is the title part of the name: Prince Albert, Queen Victoria.