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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Initials as Title Abbreviations: Should I Format Them as Titles?

I am the webmaster/editor/curator for a website/e-magazine focussing on a game system. Reviews of scenarios published for the game system are a regular feature, and it’s frequently the case that a ...
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Should you capitalize the word young before a name?

So, let's say that there's someone named Zeth. Now, an elderly he know call him with the word young before his name: Should it be "young Zeth" or "Young Zeth"? Truthfully, I just ...
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Is the book title “God versus gods” grammatically incorrect?

I wrote a book entitled God versus Gods which depicts the struggle between the One God of Jewish Monotheism and the multiplicity of gods in the pagan/polytheistic ancient world. The prevailing rule in ...
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How do I use the apostrophe-s ('s) properly in these three sentences?

Which one of these three sentences is correct? A. Best Soccer Player Haircuts Ever (This is what I find on Google to be the correct one.) B. Best Soccer Players Haircuts Ever C. Best Soccer Player's ...
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Principle and Practice or Principles and Practices? A Grammatical Question

A very simple question: I have come up with a title for a project and don't know whether to use the singular or plural: 'Principle and practice for betterment' or 'Principles and practices for ...
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Single word request: … but none of these practices explicitly justified

Background: varying reasons used for justifying brain tumour non-surgery lead to questionable outcomes. However, there can be cases where operation just couldn't be done due to very poor health status....
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A cohort study: A is causing B __OR__ A is causing B: a cohort study

Most research titles are written as the second example. Would it be correct to use the first structure? A population-wide cohort study: A is causing B A is causing B: a population-wide cohort study
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Ungrammatical Title?

On a YouTube video titled "How Do You Die From Alzheimer's?", one commenter wrote: "[R]ight grammar is[,] a [sic] how did a person die from alzheimer's? ...[W]rong grammar is[,] a [...
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When shortening the title of a book, should it be prefaced by a definite article?

I am writing a research paper which is concerned with Euler's book 'Introductio in analysin infinitorum'. May I refer to it as "the 'Introductio'"? And would it be wrong to simply refer to ...
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When I mention a webinar's title in an article, do I italicize it?

I'm writing a review on a webinar that was recently done. In my article, do I italicize the title of the webinar, or do I put it in quotations or underline it? Google search just shows bibliography ...
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how to use a periods/commas when putting a title within quotes (no italicizing on instagram)

I have to do social media for an instagram page that often times references books, movies, and tv shows. 1) how do punctuate correctly when using the title at the end of the sentence. 2) how do you i ...
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“Bike Factory” or “Bikes Factory” title is more usual? [duplicate]

In Lithuanian language we usually say in plural "Bikes Factory". But I have checked by Google results count that there it is more usual in English to use the title "Bike Factory" ...
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What do you call a person who checks people in to a food pantry [closed]

I work at a food pantry and all clients must be registered per government regulations. I either verify they are registered and check them off or help them fill out the required paperwork prior to ...
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Using “The” article at the beginning of (table) titles and figure captions including “of” phrase

What's good practice for writing titles for academic papers and their tables, and captions for figures. The baseline characteristics of the included patients. OR Baseline characteristics of the ...
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Directly relevant or Directly-relevant?

I am trying to label a graph with two terms. “Directly relevant Environment” and “Indirectly relevant Environment”. These two terms are meant to describe the collections of factors that directly and ...
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Idiom to describe something that is 'Just Right' [closed]

I am doing an English Project and am trying to decide for a title. I am analysing movie which I thought was really well done, and hence was trying to decide on an idea for the article I am writing. I ...
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What's the reason for using quotations with titles of works?

I have seen that in some styles for documenting sources quotations marks are used for the titles of short works. What's the reason for setting this as the convention? This seems like a use-mention ...
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Choosing the right title for my academic publication [closed]

I'm writing a computer science paper where the concept is "many small pieces would work better that a single big one". Basically the collaboration of multiple small entities would be better ...
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What title can be used in opposition of “Diseases of Attitude”?

I've been recently asked to watch a video titled "Diseases of Attitude". It's essentially a metaphor for people with attitude problems. I'm intrigued to make an opposing title, such as "...
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Comma after job title and before name [closed]

Should there be a comma after architect in the sentence? This reminded me of the work of architect Leon Krier. This reminded me of the work of architect, Leon Krier. This reminded me of the work of,...
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Should one italicise an italicised phase within a book title?

In UK/Commonwealth styles, is there a generally accepted convention for whether or not one italicises or renders roman an italicised phrase within the title of a book? My specific example, which may ...
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What is the best way to punctuate titles that have subtitles with subtitles?

I am going through a few movies and I see Pokémon: Zoroark: Master of Illusions. Are that many colons appropriate? I am inclined to use em-dashes for the next subtitle, leading to Pokémon: Zoroark — ...
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Would you use single quote marks around an awarded title like 'Hottest Designer of the Year'?

The sentence is: Randi proved herself to be worthy of the title of Hottest Designer of the Year with her gorgeous designs. Does it make more sense as: Randi proved herself to be worthy of the title of ...
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Would you capitalize an awarded title like “hottest designer of the year”?

The sentence is, Randi proved herself to be worthy of the title of hottest designer of the year with her gorgeous designs. Edit: If so, I can't help but feel that single quotation marks are ...
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Help with an article “A Realist's Diary: the book about money, relationships and the meaning of life”

I've asked a different question previously and got very helpful replies for the first part of the title, i.e. "A Realist's Diary". Now I'd like to know your opinion about the second part: A Realist's ...
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Multi-parametric based scheme OR multi-parameter based scheme OR multiple-parametric scheme?

I am a researcher and have developed a scheme which is based on multiple parameters to work. What should be the grammatically correct title for the scheme among the given. A multi-parametric based ...
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Should this name for an organization contain an apostrophe?

We're looking to start a small brewery and have decided to call it "Loons Landing". I'm wondering if perhaps it would be more correct to call it "Loon's Landing". I know that, as a business, we're ...
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Is the comma correct in the following news title or should I leave it out?

This Is Why Statistics Matter, and It's Why You Should Care
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Capitalization of for latin phrase in title case (in vitro, in vivo, etc)

I would like to use the following phrase as a title that needs to be in "title case". I'm wondering what the procedure is for capitalizing Latin phrases. Media for in vitro tissue production ...
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Is the sentence “How was the forest born” grammatically and logically correct in English?

Is the sentence "How was the forest born" grammatically and logically correct in English? I want it to be a title for a video, showing how trees are being planted and growing.
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Comma positioning between title and name and conjunction

Which is the proper way to write this sentence: Rmt, LLC will be managed by Sally Red, CEO and Sean Brown, COO. OR Rmt, LLC will be managed by Sally Red CEO, and Sean Brown COO. (Comma between ...
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Why are US Air Force officers given Army rankings? [closed]

In most other English-speaking countries, air-forces have their own ranking structure with titles like "Flight Lieutenant", "Squadron Leader", "Wing Commander", "Group Captain" etc. The exception is ...
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How to use the title of an article in the same sentence as saying an article exists

Sorry the title is not ver well worded - but that is my problem. Lets say I have a friend Jane who has written an article called 'How to Shop for Apples'. What is the best way to write something like:...
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How do I title a section pertaining to “things I can do” on my CV?

I am putting together my CV and I have a section that shows a breakdown of all the things I can do as a Graphic Designer. For example, Logos & Branding Technical Drawings Pitch Decks etc. I ...
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When considering titles of scientific papers, why are definite and indefinite articles omitted sometimes? [duplicate]

Is it a rule or is it a sign of bad English among foreign researchers and scientists? Example: Observation of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Entanglement on Supraquantum Structures by Induction Through ...
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Capitalisation of “co-chair” and “co-host”?

We have the title "Chair" in our organization for functions. Our Education Chair wants a person of equal help in the form of a co-chair. 1) When listing these two people in a sentence: Your new ...
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His boss, Michael, or his boss Michael--which is correct?

When referring to a title followed by the individual who holds that title, should I use a comma? For example, should I say: At the end of a sentence "his boss, Michael." or "his boss Michael. At the ...
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A name for all AA, NA, SA, … Organizations/Communities?

There is this organization/fellowship/support community for alcoholics called Alcoholics Anonymous. For sex or porn addiction, the organization/fellowship/support community is called Sexaholics ...
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What does “How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb” mean?

The sub-title of Dr. Strangelove is "or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb" and it's used as a very common snowclone in other contexts. But what does the sub-title actually mean? What ...
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Please help me with my research title [closed]

I'm going to do a research with the title "The green effect in response to urban thermal environment". The content is about how vegetation can affect the temperature in the city. Is this title ...
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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 to ...
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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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