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Excellent question! If you're just talking about a math problem, "math" is not capitalized. But if you're referring to the field of mathematics in a very formal sense (a great thinker in Math)*, or the name of the class where mathematics is taught (Math III), or the school subject (Math, English, History), it's Math with a capital "M". It's the same for ...


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This is a style question, so there is no right answer unless it be that whatever style preference a publishing house insists on is the right answer. Still, there does seem to be a tendency in mainstream U.S. style guides to treat military units (companies, battalions, etc.) as part of a proper name when it appears with a particular identifying word, letter, ...


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One would normally consider a Marine Corps style guide as authoritative for a military word or phrase over an editor. That said, is it really worth a fight with an editor even if they are wrong?


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The term 'Generation X' was created from the title of the novel 'Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture'. Since the title was capitalized, the term when used to refer to the generation is capitalized, not because it is always referencing the book but out of habit starting with the title.



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