Questions tagged [capitalization]

This tag is for questions about the use of capital letters in writing.

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Specifying geography with cardinal directions [duplicate]

So here in America we are in "the West". Would this become "the Western world" or "the western world? " I'll assume the same applies to "the East" (Asia).
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Hands-on or Hands-On in a title [duplicate]

Is both parts of the hypenative word Hands-on capitalized in an ad with bullets.
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For a proper noun should I use “unThingish”, “un-Thingish” or “unthingish?” [closed]

Suppose I have a proper noun: "Thing." Should I use "unThingish", "un-Thingish" or "unthingish?"
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Southside vs South side

OK, I need some help with something that's been bugging me. Google docs and MS docs both disagree with this, so I figured it was time to bring it to the pros: When talking about Chicago, is it: "...
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Capitalizing document names

Does anyone know if I need to capitalize document names in this sentence? Created and maintained comprehensive project documentation; Business Case, Project Charter, and Project Plans. In other ...
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When using the title “Webmaster” is the first letter capital? [duplicate]

Trying to clarify whether the first letter in the title of Webmaster is capitalized? I am referring to a title listing and not when used in a sentence.
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Should board/residential lease be capitalized?

Are the words "board lease" or "residential lease" capitalized in a sentence? I am a secretary for a school board (is that capitalized?? ha) and these phrases are very frequent. Thank you.
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.comma / surprising / capitalization [closed]

I'm not a native English speaker, and I have specific concerns about the following text: After starting my education in Veterinary Medicine and beginning to know diseases and issues that cause ...
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Referring to two sections

What is the proper way to refer to two sections in a single sentence (in a scientific text)? In particular, should I use the word section twice, or should I use sections. If I use sections should I ...
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Proper title capitalization of parenthesis

How should Capitalizing for example "Exit Music (for a Film)"? Usually in a title the parenthetical phrase serves as subtitle, but in this case it is evidently a continuation, accordingly "for" should ...
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Writing deadlines

I'm currently using the following date format for setting deadlines: Monday, 27 January 2014, 3 PM My questions are: Should I mention time at the beginning or leave it at the end? Should I keep ...
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When are you 'You', and when 'you'? [closed]

When is it in spelling that the personal pronoun 'you' should be written with capital Y?
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Should “music” be capitalised? [closed]

Should the word "music" be capitalized in the following sentence? ...after spending some time in Music and studies.
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“At your university” - does university take a capital letter? [closed]

In the following sentence: I would be humbled to partake in the tradition of excellence in Wizardry at your university. Does "university" (referring to an actual institution) take a capital letter ...
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Hey, Man or Hey, man [closed]

Should this sentence be "Shit, Rick, Man." Or should it be, "Shit, Rick, man." I am aware the sentence isn't great but please humour me! Also is it, "Hey, man!" or "Hey, Man!" Thanks
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Capitalization rules of website copywriting in English

There are some buttons, popups, and dialog boxes in my website and I want to use some uppercase letters in the copywriting. Are there any rules while using uppercase letters in English. For example, ...
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Should words like Guru , King , capitalized before proper noun [closed]

Should words like Guru , King , capitalized before proper noun? like Guru Drona, King Pandu (both from Mahabharata).
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Capitalizing the word “media” [closed]

When referring to the overall news media, can I use the capitalized word "Media"?
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Should this word be capitalized?

I have a sentence: The term “politics” has its origins as politicus, a Greek word meaning, “of or belonging to civil polity or to the State” (Lewis). Should the "of" in the quotes be capitalized?
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Should the word “state” be capitalized when it describes a type of tax return. [closed]

On my resume I have a line that reads: -Prepared Federal and state tax returns for individuals...... Should state be capitalized? I usually capitalize Federal in my job when I write "Federal tax ...
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When to capitalize the word counties?

This is found in Kent, Ionia, and Allegan Counties. This is found in Kent, Ionia, and Allegan counties.
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Capitalization of field when mentioning a degree? [duplicate]

Is this proper usage and capitalization? University of Calgary graduate in Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering. or University of Calgary graduate in Bachelor of Science, chemical ...
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Is it proper to capitalize after an acronym?

By intuition, I would say that after writing an acronym, one need not capitalize the first word after it. However, after seeing how writing-software capitalizes any word which follows the acronym, ...
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Why does nickname in all caps look bad? [closed]

Someone commented my post like this, Anyways, all capital nicks look very bad. He suddenly mentioned this. Is there any general reason that nickname in all caps look bad?
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What letters should be capitalized in a “Revert to default” button? [closed]

The question speaks for itself. I have a button on a webpage that lets the user revert to default settings. Should it be "Revert to default" or Revert to Default"?
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Are the names of historic events treated as proper nouns?

When writing about famous events, how are they capitalised? As a proper name? It is obvious that World War 1 and the Second World War are capitalized. But what about, for example, the Cuban Missile ...
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“I visited Dan, the Doctor” or “I visited Dan, the doctor”?

My son brought home his 1st Grade homework... I seem to think the 1st sentence is correct.... Which sentence is written correctly? I visited Dan, the Doctor. I visited Dan, the doctor. Any help ...
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NOT DUPLICATE: “president” vs “President” – has there been a change in what is grammatically correct? [duplicate]

Despite the clearly partisan claims of people who don't like the current President, this question is NOT a duplicate. I have been seeing more and more the word "President" being used without ...