How can I write A in "allem"? Is it a small or capital letter? I am using almost always with capital letter because it defines concrete things but I am not sure.


  • To write it with uppercase "A", you would need a context where "das Alles" would be a noun. Perhaps in philosophy, this could work .... not sure. Jan 8 at 13:09

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Vor allem is always written with a small 'a' as it is a fixed phrase meaning 'hauptsächlich, besonders, extra'. Duden lists is as notoriously difficult to write.

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    I think the grammatical reason is that "allem" is considered an indefinite pronoun here, and pronouns are not capitalized in German.
    – RDBury
    Jan 7 at 17:09

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