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The general rule is that English does not capitalize random words in the middle of a sentence. That includes random words between parentheses. Set (align) the discs.


If not considered to be a title, the correct phrase should be "Request a quote", since 'quote' here is a common noun and shouldn't be capitalized. If you were to consider the phrase to be a title, however, "Request a Quote" is the correct way to write it. A call to action is a marketing term, not a grammatical one. And hence there is no hard and fast rule ...


The Federal Government has a website entry on this topic. http://www.plainlanguage.gov/howto/quickreference/dash/dashfederal.cfm It says: This question comes up rather frequently. For some reason, many people think the word federal always warrants a capital F. Actually, you should capitalize federal only when it is part of a proper noun, that is, the ...


There are no special rules for rarely used prepositions. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, all prepositions should be lowercased (except when they are stressed or occur as the first or last word). But I hardly ever see this style used. The AP style is much more common. According to the AP stylebook all prepostions containing three letters or fewer ...


Good Morning would appropriate if it where a title or together as one for something but in a general greeting, the lowercase is m is just fine.


I don't know of any particular connection to Indian English. The idea that lower-case "i" is somehow more humble did appear in a New York Times essay by Caroline Winter about the English first-person singular pronoun, "Me, Myself and I" (hat tip to Neil Fein for locating the article in his answer to the question "Is it alright to use lowercase 'i' or should ...


The Internet, like the Universe, is a single entity. Absent firewalls or other impediments one can input an IP address at any point in the Internet and communicate with that uniquely-identified endpoint. "The cloud", on the other hand, is merely a concept, where data is stored "out there" rather than local to the user. What "the cloud" consists of is left ...

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