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CMS: The case f “Based on” [duplicate]

How would you capitalize a heading that includes "based on" according to the Chicago Manual of Style?
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Questions about capitalizing words in titles [duplicate]

I've got quite a few questions about capitalizing words in titles. I don't know if it's proper to include many questions in one topic, but I couldn't find anything of the sort when I gave the rules a ...
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Capitalization With Hyphen in Length-Limited Title

Imagine a scenario where you had to write the following title: A Scientific Breakthrough However, you were limited in length and had to split it. Do you capitalize “through” even though the original ...
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Correct capitalization when starting a sentence or headline with a parenthesized word

What is the correct way of capitalizing the following sentence? (Most) people are good. Should people also be capitalized? Or is it incorrect that most is capitalized? Finally, does the same ...
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CMS: The Curious Case of “Because of”

The phrase "because of" is commonly thought of as a preposition; by itself, "because" is also considered by some to be a subordinating conjunction. The Chicago Manual of Style doesn't capitalize any ...
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Title case; confused if I have to capitalize this word after a hyphen

I'm confused when I have to capitalize a word after a hyphen. I did google around, but I'm still confused when I do or do not have to capitalize it. I have 'Distance-Related Effects'. I think '...
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Should contractions like “'til” be capitalized in a title?

Should contractions like "'til" be capitalized in a title, when in the middle of a title? What if the "'til" is the first or last word? An example of this is the album "Dog Party - 'Til You're Mine" (...
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Should titles containing “something-based” use a capital B? [duplicate]

Two example papers are: Xiong et al., Sub-Sentence Division for Tree-Based Machine Translation, 2009. Xu et al, Enhancing WiFi-based Localization with Visual Clues, 2015. One uses "Tree-Based"...
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Should the modal verbs be written in lowercase or uppercase in a title? [duplicate]

Let us take this title for example, " The Cars should Be sold in Three Years". If lowercase or uppercase rules are from the Chicago Manual of Style, the word should is lowercase or uppercase? I have ...
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Should I capitalize “all” in titles? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a title "full legal names of all sellers" Should I capitalize it as a) Full Legal Names of all Sellers or b) Full Legal Names of All Sellers ? I have doubts as "all" is not a ...
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title capitalization for “hands-on” [duplicate]

When using title case, should "hands-on" be capitalized like this: "Hands-On"? Or like this: "Hands-on"?
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Are chapter headings and other semantically smaller parts as the title capitalized?

I found the question Which words in a title should be capitalized? Regarding the number of answers votes and also according to my personal taste I like to capitalize titles. But what exactly are ...
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Writing a technical manual [closed]

Currently a technical manual must be written by me concerning a software product. There exists a concrete question concerning the headlines. Which uppercase / lowercase writing style can be seen as ...
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How should Samuel Beckett's French “En attendant Godot” be capitalized in MLA?

Wikipedia capitalizes the title of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot as En attendant Godot in its original French version, which is how the title of the play is originally typeset. However, according ...
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Title-Casing “ad hoc”

Let's say there's an article or a book titled solutions for ad hoc problems in foobar. How is ad hoc title-cased? As a preposition ad with a pronoun hoc or as an adjective? I mean, which of these four ...
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Should I put articles in the headlines of a CV? [closed]

For example, here: My contribution: Front-end development. (The) Project: Our team realized the most popular news resource for a big city.
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Capitalization in headlines [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis. I am aware that's a special set of capitalization rules that applies to titles. I'm applying those in my title. Do the same rules also apply to the titles of individual ...
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How does capitalizing helps readers? [duplicate]

I have seen many articles' titles, with almost all words having the first letter capitalized. For example: 9 Things You Should Tell Your Boss At Your Next Performance Review Going Public Isn’t ...
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How should I capitalize “on which” using headline-style capitalization?

How should I capitalize on which in the headline The Construction of Those Terms on which the Parties Agree?
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In a headline written with initial capitals, should “outside” be capitalized? [duplicate]

I'm writing a headline for an article ending with "outside the organization." According to our style book, we capitalize on headline. Should "outside" be capitalized in this context?
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Title Capitalization Help [duplicate]

There is a title for a chapter in a book I'm reading, that reads "SHOULD I DO IT WHILE I'M SICK?". I was wondering, how would this be capitalized using the formatting suggested by the Chicago Manual ...
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Section titles capitalisation: in text and in table of contents [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which words in a title should be capitalized? Could you please tell me: What is the recommended capitalisation style for the section titles of a business document and a ...
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How should I capitalize “Clean Up the Tags and Branches” as a title to a section?

Specifically, I am wondering how "Clean Up" should be capitalized. I have three plausible options: "Clean Up" "Clean-up" "Clean up" It all really depends on what part of speech "up" is and whether ...
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Title Capitalization Doubt: “If” or “if?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which words in a title should be capitalized? Suppose I'm going to write an article/essay with the following title: "What To Do If You Believe Space Aliens Shot JFK" Does ...
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What words are not capitalized in titles? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which words in a title should be capitalized? For instance: The Story of a Boy who Likes Pancakes and is Hungry <- (completely random made-up title) In this example "of, "...
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Which words in a title should be capitalized?

Are there any concrete rules that say which words (parts of speech) in a title should start with a capital letter? What would be a correct capitalization for the title of this question?