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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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In a title, do I capitalize "on" in the prepositional phrase "on time"?

The title of my work may well be "Quietly Delivered on Time". Is "on" here just treated as any other preposition, despite it being part and parcel of the prepositional phrase? The ...
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What kind of word is "Brother" or "Sister"? [duplicate]

Some Christians use "Brother" or "Sister" before referring to someone, and usually they prefix the word before their name (e.g. Brother Aaron). I am asking what the use of this ...
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Title case for "The" [duplicate]

If I'm writing a sentence with a media title (book, TV show, movie, etc.), how do I present the word "the"? For example, would I write, "I was watching The Mandalorian," or "I ...
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How to modify the title "All paths lead to hubs: the case of water isotopologues" such that it will be one statement only? [closed]

We are in the process of publishing a paper in Communications Chemistry, for which we devised the following title: All paths lead to hubs: the case of water isotopologues However, the editor asked ...
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Change name of Latin regulations to italics and/or double quotes to conform to Chicago style?

Working on conforming to the Chicago Manual of Style an authorized new edition of book first published decades ago at OUP (New York). This passage was originally rendered as: The architects of ...
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What are the plural equivalents of Messrs for Ms, Miss & Mrs? [duplicate]

Mr. smith and Mr. Jones can be expressed as Messrs. Smith and Jones. How can Ms. Smith and Ms. Jones, or Miss Smith and Miss Jones, or Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Jones respectively be so consolidated?
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Correct Capitalisation of Hyphenated English Title [duplicate]

I have a presentation with one of the slides titled Results: limited-data in-the-wild semantic segmentation What would be the correct way to capitalise this title? https://capitalizemytitle.com/...
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Capitalization. How do "-based" suffix behave when used on titles? [duplicate]

I'm writing an academic article title, and, for matter of capitalizations, I would like to know: if "-based" is appended to a word, is "-based" treated as another word and should ...
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Sentence-final Title of Work with Terminal Punctuation

[I am sure this question has been asked here before but I couldn't find anything - so please point me in the right direction!] If I have a (italicised) title of a work that features some terminal ...
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Is it "mockup" or "mock-up" as a verb? [duplicate]

I work in design and regularly use "mockups". These are templates that let me see what my design will look like. I know that "mockup" is widely accepted as a noun, but what is the ...
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Usage of ".... or: ..." in a title

I'm talking about "double titles" of the form "X or: Y". A well known example would be Kubrick's film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb I have ...
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I wonder if my journal title has grammar error "Starting of my one last year" [closed]

as i was writing my English journal title, I want to express the meaning of "start of my final(senior) year at school" in a more stylish way. I am not native English speaker and don't have a ...
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Choosing a title for a given passage

We are usually given a passage/text, which we have to summarize and give a suitable title. So I was wondering, there are two ways you can give a title : One is by picking the main line from the ...
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Is it okay to say "Captains Carter and Marvel"? [duplicate]

An artist wrote "Captains Carter and Marvel" to refer to both Captain Carter and Captain Marvel together. Is it okay to use the title only once and make it plural when there are multiple ...
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Should "lecturer" be capitalised?

At work, I am sending notifications out to individual students about their lecturer contacting them. My boss keeps writing the phrase “Your Lecturer will be in touch soon”, however I thought in this ...
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What should be used instead of Mister in a formal setting when foreign titles are involved? [closed]

I want to preface this that I am not an English native speaker but I am fluent in the language. I am organizing an event and one of our foreign guests insists on not being called Mister Family_name ...
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Is there a name for separating two items with comma when listing them?

I noticed that journalists often write titles in which they connect two proper nouns (but not only those) with a comma, instead of using "and". Two examples: Poll shows gap between Le Pen, ...
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Author - Title vs Title - Author when referring to a work [closed]

Is there a convention on whether to place the title of a work or the author of a work first when referring to the work? I'm thinking mostly for titling notes/files on the work, or for categorizing ...
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What are the different rules for capitalization of prepositions in titles? [closed]

There are probably different rules for different style guides, but I do have one question. I have heard that the general rule is that any preposition less than four letters does not get capitalized, ...
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Can "your" be omitted from "Majesty"? [closed]

We call various people by an associated title, like "Your Majesty", "Your Lordship" etc. I recently stumbled on a fiction case where someone just calls "Eminence". I ...
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Should you capitalize titles that are questions?

In my job, we often have to make technical tutorials either as presentations or videos. Some presentations contain slides where a question is a title or the introductory title. For example: #27 In a ...
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Replace "per 100,000 people" with a more general term

I want to title a graph. If it represented percentages, I could say something like "Percentage of people in full-time employment". If it contained fractions I could write "Fraction of ...
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Capitalisation for emphasis?

Let's say we have a time card software system. In the help FAQ, is the second version grammatically correct, or preferable? How can we locate time cards that had errors? How can we locate Time Cards ...
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Is there a reason titles sound better using 'of' instead of without 'of'? [closed]

For popular media, it's common to use X of Y in the title. Examples: Call of Duty, God of War, World of Warcraft, and so on. In theory, these could be Duty Call, War God, or Warcraft World, right? Is ...
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Capitalize "the" when referring to publications as physical objects? [duplicate]

There are plenty of questions on Stackexchange and the web about when to capitalize "the" in titles like "The New York Times." But most of those questions have to do with referring ...
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How do you format punctuation marks around a title that already has punctuation marks? [duplicate]

For example, if the title of the piece of writing is "Can We Know The Universe?" and I want to embed this into a question, where would the question mark belonging to my sentence go? I assume ...
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How to avoid of of of in the Appendix title

I am writing a book and I am supposed to write a title of an Appendix. The logic would go like this: Summary of the models of probability of occurrence But isn't it clumsy, to use so many of's in a ...
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Not sure how to handle "doctor" - as an honorific or as a noun

I understand that "doctor" would typically only be capitalized when referring to a specific person with that title, and otherwise is a regular old noun without capitalization. Would its use ...
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Why are these titles grammatically correct? [duplicate]

I frequently come across titles that are hard for me to make sense of in grammatical terms. These titles sound like questions or incomplete sentences to me. For example: "How Social Media Affects ...
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Is using “Miss” here correct? [duplicate]

In the English textbook for third-graders in Vietnam, there’s a segment that goes: My question is: is this a correct way to address your name as a teacher (as in Miss Hien) to your student? Shouldn’t ...
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Why is slug in publishing called a slug? [closed]

Slug as we know on the internet from the articles (example https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/best-albums-of-all-time-1062063/ 'music-lists/best-albums-of-all-time-1062063' being the slug ...
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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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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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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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"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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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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