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The Holy Bible - a.k.a. "the Bible" - is the proper title of a specific book; it has also gained a generic use meaning any comprehensive owner's manual or handbook, in which case it is not to be capitalized, e.g. "the investor's bible." The adjective for references to the Bible had always been capitalized - Biblical - conforming to standard rules of English ...


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As FumbleFingers stated, NGram evidence suggests that digits are used more frequently. Adding the other options, this NGrams additionally suggests using capitalization even in sentences:


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(It seems pretty weird to me, but) I'm willing to accept for the sake of the argument that you might be able to get away with putting a parenthetical preamble at the beginning of a sentence if the sentence proper began with a proper noun or with the pronoun I, since in that case the sentence would retain the appearance of completeness if the parenthetical ...


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Also, it is bad form to end a parenthetical fragment with punctuation. The ending parenthesis takes care of any separation that the comma would otherwise be needed to indicate. I disagree. However, if it is a mid-sentence parenthetical fragment, an exclamation mark or question mark might be necessary. Furthermore, a comma is often required after a ...


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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 ...



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