Questions tagged [titles]

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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About cases you don't use the article “the” and “a” | Would anybody be able to tell me why there is no article in this case? [duplicate]

I read an article of the link below: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/hong-kong-protester-shot-1.5303783 My question is why the subject "Hong Kong protester" in the title has no article "a" and ...
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When using title case, how should hyphenated words be capitalized? [closed]

Here's one title that includes a hyphenated words. Also this includes a word that is sometimes capitalized in title case. Aliens are coming in the not-too-distant future! Or an article called: ...
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Can a CBE order holders use the title “sir” [closed]

I'm not sure it fits in this StackExchange site but here's the question: Can a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) use the title "sir" or "dame" before their name? ...
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Capitalisation in texts where the title is also a concept that is referred to within the text?

I'm going to use Karpman's drama triangle as an example for my question because I can't seem to find any consistency around its capitalisation (although I'll admit I don't own the book). Say you have ...
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Term or Title That Embraces the Juxtaposition of Work and Fun

I'm looking for a clever way to describe someone who likes to be positive and have fun but who is also serious about getting work done. The phrase "work hard, play hard" comes to mind, but I'm not ...
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some movie, book and game title have a title. And sequels often have the title a number and some more words what are the extra words called? [duplicate]

The best example would probably be most of the star wars movie titles phantom menace, attack of the clones, revenge of the sith, return of the jedi, rogue one, empire strikes back, and the last jedi ...
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Most suitable phrase that has equivalent meaning with “ Terms that make the warranty invalid ”

I am preparing a document for our company's new product (industrial machinery). In the documentation there must be a special part which should list some terms and conditions that make our warranty ...
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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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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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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, in particular those beginning 'How to …'

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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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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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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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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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 ...
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The usage of the title “Mr.” along with other titles

Could I put "Mr." along other title? Mr. DR. Alan Smith Somebody may explain the usage of title Mr. before the name
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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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What punctuation to use when quotation ends in a question mark?

I would like to write "In "[article name]," [author] states such and such." However, in this particular instance, [article name] ends in a question mark. How should I punctuate this? "In "Can Pigs ...