Is My Capitalized in a Title?

If you are using title case, should you capitalize my in headings or titles? Title case requires ‘major words’ to be capitalized and not ‘minor words’. Is my a minor or a major word? The answer depends on its word class, also known as part of speech. Fascinatingly, there is an argument about which part of speech my is. It can be classified as a possessive adjective, but some say it is a possessive determiner, while others say it is a possessive pronoun.

Nevertheless, the difference in opinion does not impact the outcome. Only articles, conjunctions, and prepositions are considered minor words. Since my is obviously neither of these, it is capitalized in titles in every title case style. Here are some examples to illustrate this:

  • Fill My Cup
  • You Make My Day
  • I Just Serviced My Cay

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