Questions about the names given to creative works such as books and articles, poems, musical pieces, or paintings, and for sections thereof.

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Chapter names for two opposite things

I'm having five different algorithms about which I have to write a report. First, I analyze each algorithm on its own and then I compare the algorithms. My problem now is that I need two section ...
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Correct title “Discovery, Localization, and Recovery from Faults”

I have a title for my Article. It is "Discovery, Localization, and Recovery from faults" I would like to know whether it is grammatically correct or not. The article discusses about some faults or ...
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What is an idiom for better than “textbook case”, “by the book” or “best practices” [closed]

Something indicating above and beyond the standard best practices, superior to by-the-book-experience. For instance, I would like to use it in a blog title The non-textbook / non-standard / beyond ...
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What is role of the word “of” at the beginning of a title? [closed]

Some book titles and movie titles start with the word of; for example: Of Time and the River, Of Mice and Men, Of Corset's mine, Of Time and the City What is the purpose of using of in ...
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What does “there and back again” mean?

Some may have heard (or read) of the alternative title of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, which is There And Back Again. I figured it might literally mean something like I went there and came back here ...
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Publication title with “the” or without [duplicate]

I'm currently struggling which of the following two versions (I anononymized them) is the correct grammatical form for the title of a publication: Evaluating Safety, Cleverness and Fastness of ...
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Correct punctuation of a classical music title?

What is the correct way of punctuating the following classical music title? Antonio Vivaldi - I Solisti Veneti Should a colon, comma or dash be used after the composer's name? Antonio ...
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Word for having a gentle joy for being diligent?

I'm looking for a word that describe a person for having a gentle joy for being diligent. For example, a person spends their time and effort to learn a new word every morning. He does that because he ...
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Scientists found VS Scientists Find [duplicate]

I am not a native English speaker and today I came across that article title: "Scientists Find A “Weak Spot” In HIV That May Pave the Way to a Vaccine" So, is "Find" used in the correct tense? ...
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“effective and efficient estimation” or “accurate and efficient estimation”?

In math, we always need to derive some methods and strategies to estimate an unknown thing. For a good method, first it should get an estimation that is as accurate as possible, and second it should ...
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Use of a participial phrase in titles

I was making an essay about cystic fibrosis and I stumbled upon a problem regarding the title. I was wondering whether the title I made was grammatical. It was "Cytosis Fibrosis: A Hereditary ...
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Is a comma between adjacent quoted phrases in the same sentence unnecessary?

This is a quote from Larry Wilmore's performance at the 2016 Correspondents' Dinner. One website wrote it as follows: "They just renamed ‘The Kelly File,’ ‘Becky with the good hair.’” I think the ...
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Specific name for double PhD

Person with single PhD is granted with title "Doctor". Is there any specific word for double doctorate?
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Capitalization of title in scientific paper [duplicate]

I'd like to use the correct capitalization of words in the title of a scientific paper. The part of the title I'm not sure about is the following: What to do with an Area? ... As far as I ...
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Legal Terms in Titles

When using legal terms in publication titles (for example, "Guardian ad litem Report") which words are capitalized? I have a few ideas, but have not found any authority or rationale to help me choose:...
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Movie Title, Director, and the Use of an Apostrophe

Which sentence is correct: "Menace II Society co-director Allen Hughes liked the location." "Menace II Society's co-director Allen Hughes liked the location."
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My Company Name is Correct?

I already have an established company name. However need a pure English speaker to advise me if the name should be in plural or not. My company name is “Gadgets World” should it be Gadgets or just ...
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A word like “visual” but for music and sounds

I'm writing a design document for a certain software project, and am wondering about what to title the section discussing the style of visuals, music, and sound effects. However, I'm lacking a word ...
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Can you name a project “she's”? [closed]

One of my friends photography project is named "she's". I personally believe the name is wrong and that it sounds better and looks better if he uses "she is". Is it grammatically correct to use "she'...
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Gerund vs noun— which to use in title

This issue of gerunds vs noun always puzzled me and in this particular case made me wonder. I actually am translating my thesis title into English and am not sure as to use gerund or noun. So which ...
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TV show title italics or not? (plus quotation marks) [duplicate]

When I'm writing a sentence like this: I'm currently watching 'Banshee' season 1, episode 2. Do I put Banshee in italics? What about "season 1, episode 2"? Also, when I can't put italics, I usually ...
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Movie title after ':' (colon) [duplicate]

When I'm writing a sentence like this: Favorite movie: Batman Do I put Batman in italics or not?
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Title of a movie in a one-word sentence [duplicate]

I'm curious about how I should form a sentence that has only the title of a movie, book, poem, etc in it and nothing else. Like, for example: Titanic. or Titanic. Do I put it in italics or not? What ...
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What does it mean when after Mrs is used the first name? [closed]

In one of social network the name of my teacher was written using Mrs + first name. She is 30 year old. I know that Mrs was most often used by a woman when married, in conjunction with her husband's ...
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What is the name/title for someone who generates ideas?

what is the name/title for someone who generates ideas? Here idea refers to things like: Doing a project together Something can be done Something is possible Someone can try something Something can ...
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Questions without a question mark (New Yorker) [duplicate]

How to listen to music How a City in France got out the World's first Short-Story vending machines How we learn fairness What makes great detective fiction according to T.S. Elliot What went wrong at ...
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Question on how to word insight when referring to mental illness [closed]

I want to say something like Insight into mental illness through literature or Insight into mental illness portrayed in literature I am trying to come up with a possible title for a ...
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“Dial M for Murder” meaning

For me, the title of Alfred Hitchcock's film Dial M for Murder is ambiguous, it may mean either Dial M to order a murder (instead of a pizza) / for a murder to occur (similar to the previous, but ...
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Can I use 'Prof.' for an educator like lecturer or assistant professor?

What does 'Prof.' mean exactly? Is it merely for professor(as job title), or for any educator with higher education background?
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Better way to say “A which is called B” in a title

I am writing a scientific paper about computer Shogi. At the end of the title I want to say something like: "...for Japanese Chess Which is Called Shogi" I initial put: "...for Japanese Chess, ...
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Usage of “On” in titles

Sometimes I see texts (essays?) with titles like so: "On ......" For example: "On the transience of human life" I'd like to find more informations on this kind of titling. They seem to be more ...
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Are names of projects and assignments capitalized? [duplicate]

I am currently writing an essay based on an assignment called Group Diversity which is further based on a project called Charity Begins At Home. Should these be capitalized within the essay?
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Title of a widow?

I have to book a flight for my grandma who was married and became a widow. She still has to get a new ID but I want to book the flight asap. How do I write her title? Miss, misses, or?
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What does type or print name and title mean? [closed]

I am filling out my articles of organization to form an LLC and in the last part it says to type or print my name and title. I know what the type or print part means but I'm confused with what the ...
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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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Comma use in complex title

This, as put forth by Marc Cyr in his essay titled “Randall Jarrell’s Answerable Style: Revision of Elegy in ‘The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner[,]’[,]” is likely Jarrell’s intent. Where should the ...
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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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Title for prices in a report [closed]

I am preparing a report and need to name a few columns in a report. these are consecutive prices that will be updated few times a day so we need to show last 3 of them for each let say product/service....
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Ellipsis in a title

When an ellipsis is used in a title such as 'How to love your dog... A kid's Guide to dog care, is it just used for suspense or is there a grammatical reason which I haven't found out yet? Trying to ...
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Event title suggestion

I'm looking for an event title for a reception at which an organisation will introduce itself to the attendees. It will be an informal drinks reception. At the moment the working title is: "XYZ ...
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“asked” vs. “was asked” in a title

I just encountered this news heading: "All-Female Flight Test Crew Asked How They Will Cope Without Make-Up Or Men In Space" This confused me, because I understood from the heading that the "crew ...
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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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Where to give the title in precis writing—at the beginning or at the end?

In my English guide book there are some examples on precis writing. But the title of every precis is given at the end. Is it a rule to write a precis that way, or do I need to give the title at the ...
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I need help with selecting correct title for technical article [duplicate]

I am a technical writer, tasked with producing a tutorial on PHP programming. In the latest work on the series, I've titled my article: "An Overview of PHP Data Types and Variable Concepts" The ...
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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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Putting a title in quotes — is it still italicized?

When referencing the title of something (which is normally italicized) in quotes, is it written like this: David Guggenheim uses the title "Waiting for Superman" or like this? David ...
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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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On playing with words for naming and titling

I've watched a movie titled "Rain Fall" in which Rain was surname of the main character. The first thing that the title brings into mind is "rainfall". In fact, it's a common way of playing with words ...
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Title Case for “e-commerce”

When I write Powerpoint slides, I usually use title case for slide headers. I am a little unsure as to how to include e-commerce in headers. Wikipedia stylizes it as "E-commerce" which seems inelegant....