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When referring to an apartment block? Should it be: Block D, or block D?

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    Is it a proper name? If so, yes. If not, no. – Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Apr 8 '15 at 14:41
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because proofreading requests are off-topic here. – Goodbye Stack Exchange Apr 13 '15 at 22:15
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    @NeilFein I would argue that it is not a proofreading request. The question can be applied to any similar capitalization situation IMO. – Thomas Reinstate Monica Myron Apr 14 '15 at 5:41
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Block D

You capitalize proper names. The reason 'Block' is capitalized is because you are referring to a specific block. 'The block' would not be capitalized, because - while you are referring to a particular block - you are not naming it. Similarly, if you were to say 'the D blocks,' that too would not be capitalized. While referring to specific blocks, you are not specifying which D block you are referring to.

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You would say 'Block D' when referring to a place.

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