I am having a brochure designed and wish to place the words "Many Thanks" on the very back of it after all the policies are listed.

Which is more correct? to capitalise the first letter of the first word only--or the first letter of both words?

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    That, especially on a stand-alone piece, is purely a matter of style. – JLG Apr 26 '12 at 11:45
  • Okay. Good to know. I SO appreciate this. Going to the printer.... – Akilah Apr 26 '12 at 12:00
  • If you had asked for copy editing reasons, your post is likely to be closed. Please avoid. (Maybe you've already left on your errand.) – Kris Apr 26 '12 at 12:08
  • I see. I didn't literally run to the printers. Silly figure of speech I guess. I was just excited to have validation for my instinct in this regard. My instinct was to capitalise both. I'm just working with a designer who is helping me with a concept for my small business brochure and price list. I didn't realise there might be a conflict. Duly noted. – Akilah Apr 26 '12 at 12:30

I always write small letter, if there is no reason to write it as a capital. In this case I do not see a reason to write "Thanks", so I would use "Many thanks".

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It's natural and common to capitalize both, in a context such as the one in your example. It is known as 'Title Case'.

This will help you avoid the more important word 'thanks' appearing less prominent than 'many', which is only an intensifier.

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    Title case is for titles. Capitalizing Important words in the Middle of a sentence is simply Not done in English. – RegDwigнt Apr 26 '12 at 12:05
  • @Reg Dwight. Pl read the post title and the Q. It's stand-alone and on the back cover, sort of. I can understand your haste. – Kris Apr 26 '12 at 12:15
  • Oh!I wondered if there would be a difference between US and UK grammar on this point. Yes, these two words are a stand-alone on the back. After stating the policies I simply wanted to be sure to thank them – Akilah Apr 26 '12 at 12:25

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