In the context of a catalogue, if a product comes with a charging cable for example, should it be typed:

  • Inc. Charging cable. or
  • Inc. charging cable.
  • What is the full entry in the catalog where this occurs?
    – Katherine
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 17:02
  • The period after "Inc" is not a "full stop" to end a sentence, but rather a punctuation that indicates an abbreviation. "Inc." would be treated exactly like "Including" in virtually all cases where that abbreviation is being used. (Note that it gets a bit more complex when "Incorporated" is being abbreviated, but still the word after would not generally be affected.)
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 18:17

1 Answer 1


Lower case.

You wouldn't write:

"included Milk, Wheat, Water, ..."

wouldn't you?

  • Well, you might capitalize "Milk" if you're of the conviction that the word after : should be capitalized.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Oct 7, 2015 at 18:15
  • Lower case is as I thought and from the same reasoning. Thank you for settling a debate with a colleague!
    – HMWDesign
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 8:38

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