"Your head of department called," she said. That was what I liked about my mom: S/she never bothered with greetings. Straight to the point. "You've been absent for two weeks. What's wrong? Are you sick?"

I'm unsure whether to use She or she.

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    Guidance I've heard before said: Don't use a capital when the part after the colon isn't a complete sentence – use lower-case instead. However, if it could stand on its own as a complete sentence, you can use either case.
    – J.R.
    Dec 12, 2014 at 13:50
  • @J.R.♦ Thanks. I thought I had to use capitals when the colon "presents" more than one sentence (like my example above).
    – alexchenco
    Dec 12, 2014 at 14:27
  • There's a pretty exhaustive rundown of "capitalisation after colon" over at grammar.ccc Dec 12, 2014 at 16:22


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