APA Fact of the Week: Nouns Followed by Numerals or Letters

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Capitalize all nouns followed by numerals or letters that denote a specific place in a numbered series (APA6, p. 103).

On Day 2 of Experiment 4

during Trial 5

as shown in Table 2, Figure 3B, and Chapter 4

Grant AG02726 from the National Institute on Aging

Exception: Do not capitalize nouns that denote common parts of books or tables followed by numerals or letters.

page iv

page 45

row 3

column 5

Do not capitalize nouns that precede a variable.

trial n and item x

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