Should the word from be capitalized in a title or headline? This question cannot be answered with a simple “yes” or “no,” since the answer depends on several factors. Let’s look at the individual cases in detail.
In title case, the capitalization of the word from depends on the style guide you are following.
AP, APA, New York Times
In AP, APA, and New York Times style, from is always capitalized, because these styles capitalize all prepositions that have four or more letters.
Far From Home
Let’s Get Away From It All
Chicago, MLA, Wikipedia
In both Chicago and MLA style, all prepositions are lowercased, independent of their length, while in Wikipedia style, all prepositions with four or fewer letters are lowercased. Therefore, from is generally lowercased in these three styles:
With a Little Help from My Friends
Escape from New York
However, from must be capitalized if it is the first or last word of the title:
From Here to Eternity
Where I Come From
If you are using sentence case, then from is generally not capitalized:
Fallen from grace
The only (and obvious) exception are titles in which from is the first word. In such a case, from is capitalized:
From this moment on
Do not capitalize the word from if …
- you are following sentence case and it is not the first word of the title
- you are following Chicago, MLA, or Wikipedia style title case and it is not the first or last word of the title
Capitalize from in all other cases.
The Title Case Converter automatically takes these rules (and many more) into account and will capitalize your titles correctly in the style of your choice. Give it a try!
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