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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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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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Quoting word list

I think this is probably a basic question, but I just cannot seem to decide how to correctly punctuate this passage: There is a part of the evaluation where the nurse goes through the words, ...
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What definition of Earth is used in the expression “walk the Earth”?

Please see this question for difference in definitions and capitalisation of earth/Earth In the expression "walk the earth", e.g. "when dinosaurs walked the earth". Should earth be capitalised? I ...
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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 board/residential lease be capitalized?

Are the words "board lease" or "residential lease" capitalized in a sentence? I am a secretary for a school board (is that capitalized?? ha) and these phrases are very frequent. Thank you.
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Proper title capitalization of parenthesis

How should Capitalizing for example "Exit Music (for a Film)"? Usually in a title the parenthetical phrase serves as subtitle, but in this case it is evidently a continuation, accordingly "for" should ...
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Writing deadlines

I'm currently using the following date format for setting deadlines: Monday, 27 January 2014, 3 PM My questions are: Should I mention time at the beginning or leave it at the end? Should I ...
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Referring to two sections

What is the proper way to refer to two sections in a single sentence (in a scientific text)? In particular, should I use the word section twice, or should I use sections. If I use sections should I ...
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When should scientific disciplines be capitalized?

When writing motivation letters like SoP, or any other formal text, I don't know whether I have to capitalize sciences or areas of research. For example: I have been introduced to ...
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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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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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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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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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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........)
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When did 'street', 'road', etc. start being capitalised?

Old newspapers and books seem to very rarely capitalise (and often hyphenate) phrases like "High street", "Herbert-road", and "Trusting lane". These days, we capitalise "Street", "Road", and "Lane". ...
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Capitalization of “diploma business informatics”

For an application I need to translate my resume. What is the right way spelling of my degree: 2010-2015 Diploma business informatics 2010-2015 Diploma Business Informatics 2010-2015 Diploma of ...
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Would the cell theory be capitalized?

I was wondering if the cell theory should be capitalized science there is only one. also , would Pre AP Biology be capitalized? thank you so much for your time
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Capitalization of Technical Terms/Proper Nouns

There are several technical terms for which I am struggling with the capitalization, such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Controller Area Network (CAN) Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Advanced ...
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How does capitalizing helps readers?

I have seen many articles' titles, with almost all words having the first letter capitalized. For example: 9 Things You Should Tell Your Boss At Your Next Performance Review Going Public Isn’t ...
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Parenthetical prefix in a title: capitalize the word following the parenthetical?

For the title of a paper, I'm including a parenthetical prefix. Should the word that attached to the parenthetical be capitalized? For example, which of the following is correct? "The Migration of ...
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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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Were points of the compass always written with capital letters?

@bamboo has indicated that in the 1960s in Britain teachers insisted that points of the compass - North, South, East and West always be written with capital letters irrespective of context. From my ...
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Should section titles be capitalized?

So I have this document which contains a list of changes that have been made to another document that is attached to it. Should the section titles of the attached document be capitalized? for instance ...
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Capitalization after ellipsis

Although there does exist a related question on SE, it doesn't exactly address my issue. What that question asks if the first letter should be capitalized after an ellipsis. I have the same question ...