Today we’re going to learn the difference between capital and capitol and a method to remember which is which.
Capital means the city that houses a state or country’s main government. It also means money and business assets and the type of letter that is not lowercased. In this post, however, we will be using the first definition.
London is the capital of England.
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia
Capitol means the building in which a legislature meets. A legislature is the group of politicians that has the power to make laws.
The Capitol Building in Washington, DC, has an iconic dome.
The politicians debated a bill at the capitol well into the night.
How to remember the difference:
“Capital” has an A.
A = Atlanta (capital of the state of Georgia)
A = Athens (capital of Greece)
“Capitol” has an O.
O = dOme
Capitols are often in buildings with domes.
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