Capital has multiple meanings: (1) a city that serves as the seat of government; (2) wealth in the form of money or property; (3) an asset or advantage; (4) a capital letter (the type of letter used at the beginning of a sentence).
Capitol refers to the building in which a legislative assembly meets. (Remember that the o in capitol is like the o in the dome of a capitol building.)
- The dome of the United States Capitol may well be the most famous man-made landmark in America.
- Juneau is the capital of Alaska.
- "It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." (Arthur Conan Doyle)
- "Capital punishment would be more effective as a preventive measure if it were administered prior to the crime." (Woody Allen)
(a) The United States Capitol is the ______ building that serves as the location for the United States Congress.
(b) It is located in Washington, D.C., the ______ of the United States.
(c) If lying were a _____ crime, the hangman would work overtime.
(d) Proper funding of _____ programs will help the district avoid fiscal emergencies.