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The form you're asking about is not redundant. The fact is that both should you and if you should are used when the speaker implies that a given situation is very unlikely to happen. You may also use the expression if you happen to which carries a similar meaning to the expression you've indicated. I would also argue that the constructions if you ...
Yes, the original capitalization should be preserved.
The key to understanding why is or his may be required in these sentences has to do with the intended object of each sentence. Your first and third sentences have husband as an object: His actions reveal him to be a husband who is not jealous but is zealous. His actions reveal him to be a husband who is zealous, not jealous. It is clear what the ...
I would say you need the his but not the is. That's basically because the is comes before the not in that sentence, but the his comes after the not in its sentence. You basically need to follow the syntax of what comes after not.
The various style guides that I'm familiar don't alter their guidelines for title capitalization depending on whether an included preposition (such as in) is part of an idiom or not. That's not to say that none of them ever alter their preferences in special instances—such as when the preposition is more closely associated with the verb than with the ...
I hope that these references help you see how some other authorities handle the abbreviation for "etcetera". "The Chicago Manual of Style", the Australian Government's "Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers", and "Fowler's Modern English Usage", all highly regarded and of long standing, all invariably use a period after etc. and they also have ...
The municipality didn't approve Article 5.3. The municipal council approved it. If you write it thus: 'The Municipality/Municipal Council approved Article 5.3' it looks like a bulletin from a totalitarian propaganda ministry--not very English. 'The council approved Article 5.3' is a better, more democratic fit.
I agree with your assessment that it should be capitalized. To confirm, I looked up an article on AP about legislation. AP treats House and Senate as proper nouns: WASHINGTON (AP) -- Midterm elections that will decide control of the Senate are three months away, and the 2016 presidential campaign will start in earnest soon after. Yet the Republican Party ...
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