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Questions about the names given to creative works such as books and articles, poems, musical pieces, or paintings, and for sections thereof.

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Use “Expressive” as a noun in company name/title [closed]

I'm aware that "expressive" is an adjective in normal use. However, I wonder what the leeway on stylistic liberties might be on it's use as a noun or title for a business/organization in the vein of "...
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Participal or another form?

I am having difficulties recognising the form of "reflecting" in the following movie title: A pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence. My case is that, I am comparing the translations of ...
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“X's Y” or “y of x” - for the title of a book

I know that the following question is already asked but I need more specific grammar clarification. I want to avoid giving title of a book by using "X's Y", but want to use "Y of X". Look the ...
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A brief history v. the brief history - what explains the difference in function?

I'm puzzling over a difference in sense between two expressions as I've seen them in titles of texts. Here they are with examples: A Brief History. Brief modifies history, which here seems to refer ...
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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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Capitalization of titles in an essay where the original work does not capitalize its title according to style (MLA)

In my essay (MLA), I talk about Kendrick Lamar's album titled good kid, m.A.A.d city (stylized like that). Which of the following ways would be the correct way to title my essay: Kendrick Lamar's ...
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Ideal synonym of “making survey” of thesis title [closed]

I am thinking about correct thesis title and I can not find right word for phrase: "making a survey". Now my thesis title begins as: "Mapping people's awareness of...". I was thinking about word ...
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“Memoirs” in book title - singular or plural verb?

I'm editing an article about the Battle of Agincourt. The author quotes his source as follows: The Memoires de Pierre de Fenin place the battle "between Maisoncelles and Agincourt". "Memoires" [...
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What would you call someone who constantly is thinking of all scenarios/possibilities/outcomes?

If someone is the type of person who goes into a situation or conversation and before stepping in thinks of all the different things that could happen and how they would respond. Example: If they ...
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Appropriate Synonym for 'accelerated' in thesis title [closed]

I have the following thesis title: On the acceleration of X Methods: superfast Y Solver for Z My thesis goal and reached objective is "Improving X and using it into Y, which becomes very fast". I ...
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quotation mark to indicate possession after quotation marks indicating the title of a short story

Would it be wrong to write, for example: "Slight Rebellion Off Madison" 's characters, plot, and themes develop in the same way as chapter 17 of Catcher in the Rye, only its point of view is ...
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history of the ___ VS. history of _____

I need to fix a title of an article: which sentence is correct? History of Wall Calendar Design History of the Wall Calendar Design History of the Wall Calendar History of Wall Calendar where the ...
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Proper way to refer to someone that previously held an official title, but is no longer in said title

I’m trying to figure out the best way to refer to someone in a resume. I once received an award from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld when he was still the Secretary of Defense. I use this ...
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When the title is in the form of a sentence - to capitalize the words or not?

I've heard for a "rule" that you should not capitalize the words in the title of an article, when the title is in the form of a sentence. For example: Pneumonia is contagious. (As opposed to ...
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Comma before and in thesis title

While discussing my thesis title with my thesis advisor the following came up Cement technology: Characterization**,** and applications in bridges and dams I am concerned about a comma and I am ...
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Question marks in titles

I found the following blog title without a question mark from The Hindu site: How to ease Afghanistan’s progress in cricket Is it grammatical, if we don't put question mark in questions of titles? ...
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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 I use “the” in domain name ant slogan? [closed]

I have a slogan "Learn from the best" for my project and have bought domain name learnfrombest.com. While I'm not a native english speaker, I'm not sure it sounds good enough. I chosen domain name ...
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Capitalizing Words Within a title [duplicate]

Could someone please tell me if "That" should be capitalized in the following title: Learn the Winning Formula That Ironman Triathletes Use to Create Unstoppable Sales Success
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Punctuation after titles in quotation marks?

I’m working on a book that cites the titles of many short poems, customarily set inside quotation marks. The quotation marks serve to identify the poem as a single ‎entity rather than to indicate any ...
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can a figure in a paper be titled “questions respective [topic] ?”

I am currently writing a scientific paper in cooperation with multiple co-authors, some of them being more experienced than me. In a figure, questionnaire results are shown. One of my more ...
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Is “Even so, we’ll keep walking” a valid sentence as a book title?

I was struggling to find a good title for a fiction I write, and a found this sentence in the english subtitles of a song. I'd like to know if it's a valid sentence as a standalone, or if it needs to ...
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The simplest way to say “Split Videos Into Segments”

I've finished developing app for iOS that's splits video into multiple continuous segments. Meaning that if i'll take a video of 35 seconds and choose to split it with 10 sec durations. I'll get 4 ...
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'in" word in title - Should it be written with a capital letter? [closed]

I'm developing an iOS app. At one of my screen the titles should be: "4 videos in total" (intentionally lowercased). What would be the right way to write it: 4 Videos In Total 4 Videos in Total 4 ...
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Does “ex-urban” exist or have I made it up?

I'm looking for a word that implies that people are moving out of cities: is ex-urban a word? I found it in the Urban Dictionary but that definition is not at all what I mean. I can't find it anywhere ...
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Capitalize after parentheses?

Good day, I am currently working on the cover of my research paper, which is about sexist and heterosexist slurs. In the title it has been subsumed as "(hetero)sexist slurs", and now I am not sure ...
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What do you call the process of formally addressing someone by using honorifics?

My native language is Macedonian, and in my language, we have a special term that describes the process of formally addressing someone. The idea is that you treat that person in plural instead of in ...
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Titles of movie [closed]

Why normally in movie title prepositions are removed? for exemplo: "I know what you did last summer" shouldn't be "I know what you did in the last summer."
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“Its” or “it’s” in “Getting Over It's IMPOSSIBLE PHYSICS!” [closed]

While browsing through YouTube, I came across a video titled “Getting Over It's IMPOSSIBLE PHYSICS!” which references to a new game titled “Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy”. My question is, ...
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Is “Reverend” a title, honorific, style or merely an adjective

Is it proper to introduce a clergyman as Reverend Johnson or is it more proper to refer to him as the Reverend Mr. Johnson ... or the Reverend Dr. Johnson, as the case may be? "This is Reverend John ...
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What is the correct italicization of compounded titles of two or more works?

When combining the titles of two works, I know most style guides call for the shared word to retain its capitalization, e.g. Beethoven's Fifth and Ninth Symphonies not *Beethoven's Fifth and ...
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How should I shorten a very wordy title? [closed]

I want to mention a very long title which doesn't have a good shortening using one continuous chunk: An account of a method of dividing astronomical and other instruments, by ocular inspection; in ...
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Italicizing titles of nonexistent or spurious works?

This is for a novel: should the title of a non-existent video game be italicized when it's spoken as a solecism by a character? Example: the mother tells the kids to stop playing Immortal Kombat. The ...
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Capitalization of all the words of a list item? [closed]

I saw already similar discussions about lists, but they do not quite answer my question, which is the following: In a table, can or should all the words of items be capitalized, like it is done for ...
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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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Deletion of Plural Forms in Business Names

There's a pet peeve that I encounter often while reading advertisements and business names. It's the deletion of plural forms of words. For example, today I noticed a place called something like "...
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Omit hyphens in titles unless it alters meaning?

I don't know if I read this somewhere over the years or made it up. Is there a preference or rule anywhere that says to omit hyphens in titles unless removing them changes meaning?
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What current secular professions still maintain titles like 'Sister' and 'Brother'?

I was surprised at seeing BrE speakers calling nurses - sister(s), then I came across this E.SE page: What is the original connection between "nurse" and "sister"? which got me ...
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Hyphenating a compound noun in conjunction with '-related'

This is a bit of a conundrum, if you ask me. The compound noun in my title, 'Fluid Flow' does not require hyphenation. On the other hand, this is then followed by '-Related'. If I were to put: "Fluid ...
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A thane is a person granted the honorary title of? [closed]

> A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch or other political leader for service to the monarch or country, especially in a military capacity. As a knight is one who ...
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What does this Economist article title “Paris-on-sea” mean?

I just read an Economist article titled "Paris-on-sea" which discusses the recent extension of California's cap-and-trade Co2 program to 2030. What does the phrase Paris-on-sea mean here?
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What's a word for a person who deals or takes care of other people's problems?

I need a precise word or title that describes a person who takes care of other people's problems.A person who covers up someone's tracks or cleans up someone's mess. Imagine, a person who has too ...
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Why do the titles of scholarly works sometimes begin with the word “on”?

For example, one of the articles in volume 183 issue 1 (January 2016) of Annals of Mathematics is titled "On the fibration method for zero-cycles and rational points". Why not just call it "The ...
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Opposite for “A Semester in Review”

I've seen a few blog posts that are titled along the line of "Semester n in Review", where the writer analyzes his semester after experiencing it. However, what if you analyze the upcoming semester ...
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Conciseness on a Title [closed]

Consider the following sentence taken from this Wikipedia page: It was numbered 13 to synchronize itself with the version numbering of Flash Player. The statement implies the subsequent versions ...
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How to reference a long title with a shorter one

I am writing a paper, and lets say I have a long name, The Swiss Cheese Competition Act of 1950. How would I refer to it in shorthand so I don't have to write it out in the rest of the paper? The ...
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One word verb meaning “making use of currently unused resources”

I'm looking for a verb to be a project name (i.e. Project <Verb>). The project is basically about making use (or getting value from) a bunch of resources we have that are currently not being ...
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Singular and plural form in a section title

This is a quick short question, but it hinders me every time when I write a section title. For example, if I want to use a single word 'question' as a section title, should I use it in a singular form ...
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Noun + Noun = Noun (Singular or Plural ?)

Which is correct or better for the title of an academic article? Machine learning and cross-validation approaches for the evaluation of anti-spam softwares Machine learning and cross-validation ...
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Ambiguous title in thesis report

Is the thesis title below ambiguous, and if so, how should it be expressed instead? Predicting split atoms in mountain chains with virtual beetles I want to say that I predict shared atoms, and ...