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PeaMcLean Thu 09-Oct-08 12:37:23

OK, I'm not really writing about The National Trust but it's an example of the problem I've got:

Let's say my sentence is "I work for The National Trust. At The Trust I do x y and z".

In that second bit is the "t" of "the" upper or lower case?

"Here at The Trust we look after old buildings"


"Here at the Trust we look after old buildings"

Hassled Thu 09-Oct-08 12:40:28

I would say the Trust.

MrsBumblebee Thu 09-Oct-08 13:55:59

Yup, me too.

mumblechum Thu 09-Oct-08 13:59:00

the Trust

georgiemum Thu 09-Oct-08 14:00:06

Hmmm check the corporate handbook.

Botbot Thu 09-Oct-08 14:02:45

It's 'the Trust', definitely.

<glances at copy of National Trust Editorial House Style document sitting on desk>

PeaMcLean Fri 10-Oct-08 19:05:01

Whoops! Sorry, should have come back to say thank you. That's fairly conclusive.

Botbot, oooh, I'd love to actually work for the National Trust. Am quite envious. smile

PigeonPie Sat 11-Oct-08 21:55:59

When I worked for the National Trust, it was Trust! But most newspapers would refer to it as trust hmm

Simplysally Wed 15-Oct-08 22:32:57

I work in a hospital and if I refer to the powers-that-be I write 'the Trust' not 'The Trust'. My manager is a great one for capitalising in odd places so I try to proof-read things before he sends them out.

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