Murray Street?Davey Street?Murray and Davey streets. This quick grammar-nerd tip will keep you out of trouble.


So we all know that a proper noun, such as a place name, is written with upper case:

✅ Murray Street

But, when two or more are written together, the generic word should be in lower case:

✅ Murray and Davey streets

Apply this to streets, mountains, rivers, bridges, councils, valleys…

Here’s one that’s very common:

✅ Australian Government

✅ Tasmanian Government

✅ Australian and Tasmanian governments.

And one more for luck:

✅ Both the Huon and Tamar valleys have excellent wineries.


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Examples, such as 'Macquarie and Esk rivers' with rivers in lower case