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Which is more correct: T-shirt or t-shirt?

Can we use small letter, while writing: T-shirt? What is correct and why: T-shirt or t-shirt? Thank you.
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Hellenistic Period or Hellenistic period? [closed]

Is the correct capitalization Hellenistic Period or Hellenistic period? Thank you
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How should I capitalize “on which” using headline-style capitalization?

How should I capitalize on which in the headline The Construction of Those Terms on which the Parties Agree?
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Should you use first word capitals for an advertising slogan used in a descriptive, adjectival way?

If you're using a slogan in a sentence to describe something in an adjectival way, should the first letters of each word of the slogan be capitalized, or not? For example: Nike has a 'just do it' ...
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How to write correctly in a heading the genus and species name of a microorganism? [closed]

I have a question regarding how to write correctly the name of a microorganism in the title of my thesis when using letters in uppercase: Option A: ...BLAH...BLAH... ESCHERICHIA COLI ...
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Capitalization in abbreviated references

I was reading through some company documents regarding “Our Vision, Values And Principles”, etc., and was wondering about how they were referenced later in the text. Frequently the author wrote ...
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Should a proper name consisting of valid words be always capitalized?

Assuming "Information retrieval" is an official term describing a research domain, should it be capitalized in the middle of a sentence? that is, what is/are the correct form/s: I am interested in ...
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When using the title “Webmaster” is the first letter capital? [duplicate]

Trying to clarify whether the first letter in the title of Webmaster is capitalized? I am referring to a title listing and not when used in a sentence.
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When using a numerical name to start a sentence, is the second word capitalized? [duplicate]

Example: The John could see all of the prisoners from where he sat on horseback. 321 picked up the hammer and continued breaking the stones. OR 321 Picked up the hammer and continued breaking the ...
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Capitalization of “President” and “State” [of the United States] [duplicate]

We used to capitalize references to "the President" (of the US) even when his name wasn't included. And we used to capitalize "state" even when a particular state (State of California) was not ...
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Capitalization of field when mentioning a degree? [duplicate]

Is this proper usage and capitalization? University of Calgary graduate in Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering. or University of Calgary graduate in Bachelor of Science, chemical ...
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Capitalization of tussenvoegsel at start of sentence

What is the proper capitalization of tussenvoegsel at the start of a sentence? For instance, if we were talking about Vincent van Gogh would we say: "Van Gogh was an artist." or "van Gogh was an ...
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Capitalization of App

I'm trying to write a promotional piece on our new app. I can't figure out how to capitalize in these two instances (not in a title). My gut tells me lowercase but other team members have been using ...
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Is it Bahar Azadi Coin or Bahar Azadi coin?

Bahar Azadi Coin is an Iranian gold coin which are usually used as dowry agreed upon to be paid by the groom to the wife as per marriage contract. However, I wonder which capitalization rule is right ...
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Should I capititalize “Crime Science”? [duplicate]

Not sure if I should use crime science or Crime Science throughout my essay. When should I capitalize the term?
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Is “7:00 p.m., …” correct? [closed]

A poster reads something like: 7:30 p.m., Alexander Hall How un-stylish or incorrect is that? Is it actually incorrect to write "p.m." in lower case?
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Is it proper to capitalize “its” in a title? [duplicate]

For instance, say a book is titled "Genesis and Its Interpretations". Is it correct to capitalize "its" in the title?
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Capitalization of driving gears

I can't find an entry for this in the Chicago Manual and was wondering if anyone knew--is there a rule that driving gears should be capitalized, or maybe put in quotation marks, or both? My thinking ...
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When to capitalize a job title [duplicate]

I'm currently writing a blog about web development. I'm unsure of when to capitalize a job title and the industry. Are the following sentences correct? As an experienced Front-End Developer...... ...
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Should one capitalise the first word in the body of a letter?

I think that most people will answer the question in the title with 'yes', and, until recently, I was one of them. However, my wife, who is not a native English speaker, does not do this; and, when I ...
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Should I capitalize the word “that” in a title? [duplicate]

Since the version of the word "that" might matter to the correct answer, I'll provide the actual title in question: Title: Existing Solutions that Didn't Work If someone could explain the why of ...
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When should ‘state’ be capitalised?

Often I get confused when to capitalise the word state. In the following three different meanings of the word, when should the letter S be capitalized? Synonymous to the words country, nation or ...
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What is the correct capitalization if “3D Printing”? [duplicate]

How should "3D Printing be capitalized? Why? A) 3D Printing B) 3D printing C) 3d Printing D) 3d printing
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When did English stop requiring capitalisation of non-proper nouns? [duplicate]

I was reading this answer which referenced a number of 18th century publications which capitalised their non-proper nouns: In 1769, in "The Microscope made easy": "Mention having been often made ...
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Do you capitalize “My Queen” in dialogue?

I've seen some questions discussing the capitalization of "queen" in general, but I'm wondering if you would ever capitalize the "my" in "my queen," particularly in a line of dialogue such as "Very ...
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'In the Fox Theater' or 'In the Fox theater' or 'In The Fox Theater' [duplicate]

I am confused over the use of 'the' and capitalization.
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“Holmby hall” or “The Holmby Hall”, does the hall have to be capital in either of them? [duplicate]

Holmby Hall is a landmark site in Los Angeles. The Wikipedia page doesn't use "the" before Holmby Hall, but has used the before The Fox Theatre.
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Do you capitalize “second” or “third” etc, as in “William Jones the second”?

Do you capitalize "second" or "third" etc, as in "William Jones the second"? I realize I could avoid the whole issue by saying "William Jones II," but still.
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Should I capitalise only part of a brand’s title?

When I use only part of a brand’s name or the title of a company, should I be capitalising that word? For example, when referring to the Environment Agency, if I were to just call them the Agency, ...
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Capitalization of “the” in “the Bible” [duplicate]

Which of these is correct capitalization? Mrs. Ohana gave me the Bible. Mrs. Ohana gave me The Bible.
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A unique case of capitalising mid-sentence and using apostrophe 's'

Firstly, I know there are several questions on here about apostrophe-s, as well as capitalising mid-sentence, but I think this is quite unique. I have the below sentence: "With an expanding fanbase, ...
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Capitalization of words [duplicate]

I am writing the following in a proper thesis write up, and have a question of whether I should capitalize the first word in each bullet point (i.e. 'e') or not? The database contains a variety of ...
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Should I use capital or small letter here? “Dear All” or “Dear all”?

"Dear team"/ "Dear all"/ "Dear colleagues" Since I don't use a name after dear, I don't need to use Capital letter. is it correct?
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Capitalisation of pathos, logos, and ethos

Are the words "pathos," "logos," and "ethos," capitalised? I'm not sure if they are proper nouns.
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In formal writing, should you capitalise the word “colonies” referring to the thirteen colonies?

In formal writing (MLA format essay) when should you capitalise the word colonies? I imagine the in the phrase "The Thirteen Colonies" it would be as that is a title, but I'm not sure if it is indeed ...
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Is the word 'varsity' capitalized when it follows the proper name of a school and sports team?

I'm wondering whether I should capitalize the word varsity in a sentence like this one: Dalton has continued playing football since then and now plays on the Newnan High School Varsity team. In ...
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Do you capitalize “Cajun” if referring to cooking?

Is 'Cajun' when used as a premodifier for 'cooking' always capitalized? Why or why not?
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Title Case: should I capitalize word 'From' if it appears on the first word of the second line?

I know 'from' shouldn't normally be capitalized (there are numerous articles on Title Case rules here, and here) but I seem to remember the English teacher taught us to capitalize the first word of ...
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Can you use a lowercase letter after an apostrophe at the beginning of the sentence? [duplicate]

Let me start by saying that I'm aware you're supposed to capitalize the first letter after an apostrophe at the beginning of the sentence. My question is can I not. I have this inspiring piece of ...
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When a title is used as a common noun, should it be capitalised?

In the company I work for, we have a process called an Engineering Request, the document produced as a result of following the process is also referred to as an Engineering Request. Typically, it's ...
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What are the title capitalization rules for rarely used prepositions like “down”, “up”, “off”, etc.?

In capitalizing English titles, my understanding is that all prepositions of four or fewer letters should be written lowercase, unless part of a phrasal verb. (I realize that AP style and the Chicago ...
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Correct mix of upper and lower case in place names

I have a large list of villages, towns and cities from the United Kingdom. Currently they are all formatted in lower case, and I am converting them to their proper title-like formats. However, there ...
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Capitalisation and parentheses

What is the general rule concerning capitalisation of a word in parentheses that immediately follows the first word of a sentence and acts a "clarifier" for this first word? In other words, the word ...
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Capitalization of “A” in “Dear All” [duplicate]

At my work place, whenever an e-mail is sent to more then one person, it starts with "Dear All" or "Dear all". Should the letter "A" be capitalized in "All" as it is not a proper noun? Would it be ...
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Capitalization for email greeting: Good morning OR Good Morning [closed]

In an email greeting "Good morning" does the word "morning" need to be capitalized? Is it Good Morning or Good morning?
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Capitalizing Call to Action Text [closed]

I am a web developer and was working on a website that is in both German and English. As my partner (native German speaker) and myself (native English speaker) were looking through the site he noticed ...
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Why did English writers formerly capitalize so many words? [duplicate]

Or, I guess it could be worded, since when and why was it counted as part of a formal writing style to capitalize many general nouns? (After all, it's not German ...) This is also a trend in legal ...
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Should we always capitalize Christians, Muslims, etc.? [duplicate]

A christian and a jew went into a bar.... or A Christian and a Jew went into a bar... The former is marked incorrect by microsoft word.
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Is the contraction of “and”, “'n'”, capitalized in a title?

Should it be, for example, "Fish 'n' Chips", or "Fish 'N' Chips"?
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When using ex. in a sentence to provide an example, should the E be capitalized?

For example: "To group your information, drill down on your columns. (ex. In a date field........)