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A library featuring commonly committed errors of the English language.
#306905 added March 10, 2007 at 6:37pm
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Capital vs. Capitol
Capitol refers specifically to the building that is the seat of government for a nation or smaller governmental district like a state or province. Capital is the homophone used for all other occasions, which include quite a broad range of subjects.


Examples:

*Note* Santa Fe, New Mexico, is the oldest capital city in the United States.
*Note* The United States Congress meets on Capitol Hill.
*Note* The opposing army capitalized on our weaknesses.
*Note* Minnesota’s capitol is just north of downtown St. Paul.
*Note* Capital punishment is a controversial subject.
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