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    My Spanish grammar books tell me that days of the week and months of the year are not capitalized in Spanish. However, a native Spanish speaker who just proofread a manuscript for me told me that they SHOULD be capitalized.

    What's right?

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    From Real Academia Española:

    Casos en que no debe usarse la mayúscula inicial

    Los nombres de los días de la semana, de los meses y de las estaciones del año: lunes, abril, verano. Solo se escriben con mayúscula cuando forman parte de fechas históricas, festividades o nombres propios: Primero de Mayo, Primavera de Praga, Viernes Santo, Hospital Doce de Octubre.

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    Gracias, Nadia. Así que entre los mismos nativos existe confusión.

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    I totally agree with Nadia !!


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    ¡Definitivamente! No van con mayúscula ni los días de la semana ni los meses del año a menos que sean comienzo de oración.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynda S
    Gracias, Nadia. Así que entre los mismos nativos existe confusión.
    No, no existe confusión. Tu amigo está equivocado.

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