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Typically, breeds are not capitalized in general-interest publications, like popular magazines and books and newspapers (see this from the NYT, for example). Common editorial practice follows the guidance of dictionaries like Merriam-Webster's and American Heritage. If you look up beagle or poodle in either of these sources, you will see that it is lower ...


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Space has multiple meanings. One is the enormous dark near-vaccuum which exists outside our world, and this is never used with the definite article "the" or the indefinite article "a". It's used like a pronoun place name, except not capitalised, so you would say "I'm going to space" or "Space is very big" in the same way you would say "I'm going to London" ...


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If it begins a sentence, yes, it should be capitalized. Capitalization aids readability--it is a clear indication of where a sentence begins. Many people have many opinions about the so-called rules of grammar, but as far as I know, agreement that a sentence should begin with a capital letter is universal,* except perhaps in some poetic instances. Even ...


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No need to use the or capitalize the s. You can use outer space to be more specific.


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Sorry if this is a bad answer since I'm new here, I personally think that it's how much emphasis you put onto it, if it's like shouting like in AAAAAAAAAAAlllen! it would be like that, but if it's something like Ch-ch-ch-ch-ch , it would have lowercase letters. I don't really have any references though, just my opinion. Here's the difference between one ...


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Usually not, the one exception being "the Beagle" when referring to any given beagle, ie. the breed as a whole.


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Most scientific organizations have a style guide. The American Medical Association has one, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers has one, the Council of Science Editors has one, most scientific journals have one or recommend the use of a particular one. There is no right or wrong here--it is a matter of choice, but that choice is often dictated by ...


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'I' is always capitalized in standard English. In Internet chat, it isn't always capitalized.


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However, the question is not about formal correctness. The question is whether it's appropriate for me to justify my, ehm, linguistic relationships with "I" with my cultural identity? If you want to use lower-case "i" for cultural reasons, you should come up with a better anecdote than that bit about everyone being a special snowflake. I don't know ...



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