Title Capitalization Blog

Is This Capitalized in a Title?

Using title case means that all major words in a title are capitalized, while minor words are not capitalized. But what about the word this? Is it considered to be a major or a minor word?
Looking up this in a dictionary (for example, Merriam-Webster) tells us it can have three grammatical functions: pronoun, adjective, and adverb. All title case styles consider pronouns, adjectives, and adverbs to be major words (along with verbs and nouns), and so it follows that this must always be capitalized in titles:
Can’t Fight This Feeling
Out of This World
Don’t Leave Me This Way


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