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Offline southendmd

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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2011, 04:51:02 pm »
btw what is the difference between "capital" and capitol"?

It's very confusing. 

"Capital" refers to a city or town that is the seat of government; to a capital letter as opposed to a lowercase letter; and to wealth or resources.  "Capital" can also be an adjective (i.e. capital city, capital letter).

"Capitol" refers primarily to the building in Washington, D.C., in which Congress sits or to similar buildings used by state legislatures.

So, you could say that the Capitol is in the capital. 

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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2011, 04:56:34 pm »
It's very confusing. 

"Capital" refers to a city or town that is the seat of government; to a capital letter as opposed to a lowercase letter; and to wealth or resources.  "Capital" can also be an adjective (i.e. capital city, capital letter).

"Capitol" refers primarily to the building in Washington, D.C., in which Congress sits or to similar buildings used by state legislatures.

So, you could say that the Capitol is in the capital. 

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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #72 on: May 02, 2011, 05:02:28 pm »
From your description Indiana sounds similar to Pennsylvania ( a state I liked very much).

Indiana and Pennsylvania are very similar, Monika. Pennsylvania reminds me of Indiana every time I go there. :)
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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #73 on: May 04, 2011, 09:29:15 am »
btw what is the difference between "capital" and capitol"?

Great question, Monika.

I've also wondered that many a time.



ETA: thanks for the explanation, Paul.

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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #74 on: May 04, 2011, 11:03:35 am »
I learned to remember that "capitol" referred to the actual building by associating it with the "o" in dome.
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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #75 on: May 16, 2011, 08:17:56 am »
I learned to remember that "capitol" referred to the actual building by associating it with the "o" in dome.

Kind of like remembering that the "principal" is your pal. Heh heh.


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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #76 on: May 16, 2011, 08:53:22 am »
I learned to remember that "capitol" referred to the actual building by associating it with the "o" in dome.

For me it was thinking of the top of a column, and capitol buildings frequently have lots of Greek columns.
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Re: How many U.S. States have you visited?
« Reply #77 on: August 12, 2011, 10:43:46 pm »



For me it was thinking of the top of a column, and capitol buildings frequently have lots of Greek columns.







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