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Where to put question mark in the sentence?

Which one of the three sentences is correct regarding the place of "!" and capitalizing "because"? Could you please explain to me the course enrolment process? Because it is a bit unclear for me....
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Capitalization of questions in sentences

Which of the following are correct: "Tom, do you like fishing?" "Tom, Do you like fishing?"
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Should I capitalize 'the'?

I want to ask you a question about capitalization. I would like you to have a look at the following sentence: I love listening to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Do I have to capitalize 'the' in ...
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Capitalization and hyphenation in words like 'southeastern' [closed]

Is it South-Eastern Ukraine, Southeastern Ukraine, or South Eastern Ukraine ? What about capitalization? I saw various spellings. Which one is the most advisable? Don't close the question.
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Should All or Most Words in a Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange Question be Capitalized?

I thought all or a majority of words need to be capitalized when it's a title. The form that I fill out to ask a question on here says title and after the question is submitted it's displayed using a ...
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Capitalization rules when the sentence begins with a number

The context is about work progress. Planned work is 100%. Someone implemented only 45% of the work. 45% of the work was implemented. The sentence begins with the number. Please write whether we ...
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How to capitalize at the beginning of a sentence a word that has a fixed capitalization?

When asking a question on another SE site, it was brought to my attention that the airline company easyJet is spelled with a lowercase e and a capital J (I initially wrote EasyJet). How should such a ...
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Capitalization of Numbered Nouns

I am having issues with capitalization of numbered nouns. For example, if I want to say, "Please finish this assignment by week 8." should I capitalize Week or use lower case? For page and ...
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Should we Islamize with a capital i or islamize with a small i?

I am wondering about the correct spelling of the word to islamize which I met right now in a research paper on distribution of conspiracy theories by a colleague (not important here, just to ...
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is there a rule to capitalize a canonical name, a scientific and technical term?

k-means clustering is a scientific and technical term. Wikipedia and some books use "k-means clustering" instead of "K-Means Clustering", while some other posts use "K-Means Clustering". Is there a ...
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Capitalization in a headline

In this headline, should the word "more" be capitalized? "Honoring Retired Employees with Twenty or more Years of Commitment"
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Why is “university” not capitalised here?

Why is "university" not capitalised in the second sentence below? The Guardian: West Virginia University suspends fraternities and sororities after student lands in intensive care unit. The ...
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E-mail or e-mail or E/email? [closed]

E-mail or e-mail or E/email? I am finding a variety of content on the proper way to write this term.
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Is the word English always capitalized? [closed]

I correct student mistakes when providing grammar content to them. I frequently encounter the word "English" in e-mail situations and it is not capitalized. I just need some clarification. ...
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Should “b” be capitalized in Dick's burger/burgers?

As Dick's Drive-In is a fast food restaurant company and if someone refers to a particular fast food item say "burger". Do we capitalize "b" when someone says Dick's burger? In short when someone ...
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when starting ask a question with 'is', should we use capital 'I', lower case 'i' is wrong? Like “is she Portuguese?” or Is she Portuguese?

I know using 'i' character in lower case is wrong, specially when I'm talking about my self, for example : i went to gym yesterday. how about 'is' letter? can I start my question with lowercase 'i' ...
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“Best regards” vs. “Best Regards”

I have been told that I should use "Best regards" in emails. However, I also see many native English speakers using "Best Regards". I'm confused which is correct.
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Why are all “sort” in Harry Potter written in capital letters?

The Great Hall rang with applause as the Sorting Hat finished. "That's not the song it sang when it Sorted us," said Harry, clapping along with everyone else. (p.178) Harry looked away, staring ...
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Should the verb “be” be capitalized in a title?

For example if I were to write a title called, "The First Letter of Each Major Word in the Title Should Be Capitalized" Is this one correctly written? Should I capitalize "be" as well here?
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coronavirus - Why no 'c' capital? Why is there no space?

It is written 'coronavirus' with no space and no capitalized 'c'. I'm not sure about it. It is the name of virus which makes it a proper noun. Plus, they should be two words like other viruses have. ...
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Secondary “o”steoporosis or Secondary “O”steoporosis [closed]

At a website, some nouns have been written in capital and some in small. Is there any specific reasons for it? For example, these are some written phrases in the website: 7. Current "S"moking 9. ...
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Is it obligatory to capitalize the word 'president' before a name (as in 'president Donald Trump')?

Gramarly insists on capitalizing: 'President Bill Clinton', 'President Donald Trump', etc. But I don't want to do it. Can I use a regular lowercase 'p'? (with respect, please give me a break from "...
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“Ministry of Education” capital or small initials?

If I want to mention Ministry of Health in the middle of a sentence should I capitalize initials or not. For example: Thanks to the German Ministry of Health Or, Thanks to the German ministry ...
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How should I spell websites' names?

For example, News.Com published an article about demonstrations in Peru. Should I capitalize 'com' as I did?
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Should the name of a lowercase Greek letter in a proper name also be capitalized when the lower case is important?

Continuing Should the name of a capital Greek letter also be capitalized when the upper case is important? with the answer https://ell.stackexchange.com/a/109096/37810, which did emphasize the ...
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Capitalizing the suffix “-like”

Should I capitalize the suffix -like in a title if it is hyphenated? For example: Diamond-Like Carbon Coating or Diamond-like Carbon Coating Metal-Like Compounds or Metal-like Compounds Which is ...
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Capitalisation of proverbs in titles

In titles, do you capitalize all words in a proverb like "Better late than never" or only the first word?
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When should a team name be capitalized?

Jhon is a part the Huston Racing Club, and he is on the electrical team. or Jhon is a part the Huston Racing Club, and he is on the Electrical Team. I find this confusing because it's a team ...
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The correct capital G and J in cursive

I've come across two versions of writing a capital G and a capital J in cursive. I cannot understand which one is correct because Wikipedia shows that the capital G from my textbook is, in fact, the ...
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Lowercase/capital Greek letters written in English

Consider two examples: Gamma function written as Γ(n); gamma-butyrolactone written as γ-butyrolactone. Is there a rule which says how the lowercase and capital Greek letters must be reflected when ...
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Should “mathematics” be capitalized in the following examples?

Should "mathematics" be capitalized in the following two cases: a Ph.D. program in (mathematics or Mathematics) the Ph.D. program in (mathematics or Mathematics). (referred to the Ph.D. ...
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On using capital/small letter in a question after a double colon

I have a sentence with a double colon, then a question. When I use double colons, I used to use small letters after it. But it is not clear what is the case if the sentence after the double colons is ...
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capital or small letter in the first letter after a term definition double colons

If I am using double colons to define a term, shall I start the first letter after it with capital or small? Example: Top-websites: Websites that are visited by more than # users each day. Or, ...
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Can “father” be used as “Dad”?

As "Dad" and "Mom" start with a capital letter if they came as the father and mother's names. Then, is it possible for "father" to be used in the same situation but without capitalizing its first ...
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What's the correct way to capitalize “Spider-Man web slinger toy”? [closed]

I am wondering if I should capitalize "web slinger", I don't think I should capitalize toy, but also I don't know if both "Spider-Man's web slinger toy" and "Spider-Man web slinger toy" should be ...
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Why should the “T” in “T-shirt” be capitalized?

Wiktionary says that the "T" in "T-shirt" should be capitalized, with "t-shirt" an alternative spelling. Why is an upper case "T" preferred?
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Capitalize i.e. and e.g.?

When you start a sentence with acronyms such as i.e., e.g., or similar, how do you capitalize them? "I.e., ...", or " I.E., ..."? Thanks.
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Is it “Enterprise Team” or “Enterprise team” and “IT Support” or “IT support”?

I'm a bit confused regarding capitalizing certain words as I have found both their capitalized and uncapitalized forms on the Internet; for example, consider the following sentences: "Collaborate ...
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Title Case: Unable to Log In to System

How can I correctly capitalize this e-mail title: Unable to Log In to System For bonus points, what are the parts of speech for the short words? I'm having particular difficulty with the word "to".
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Capitalization of 'Bachelor's/Master's degree'?

I have encountered several sources now writing the 'B' or 'M' in lowercase, like... A bachelor's degree is an undergraduate university degree. ...whereas in the past I more often read Bachelor's / ...
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Should “Rehabilitation Department” be capitalized?

Which is the most correct: The patient was admitted to the rehabilitation department. Or The patient was admitted to the Rehabilitation Department.
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Should I capitalize because if comes after a question?

Can I start a sentence with "because" if it comes after a question mark? Why did I drink? Because I was thirsty. or Why did I drink? because I was thirsty. I know this style of question has been ...
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Are there situations when 'Capitol Hill' should NOT be capitalized as a proper noun?

"Capitol Hill" is a proper noun as a name for both the area where the US Capitol building sits as well as a residential district. Of course these should be capitalized when used as proper nouns. But ...
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Does the word appendix have to be always capitalised

When I refer to a section in-text, I use small letters like: ..(see section 1 for more details). I am proofreading a document using grammarily. I have appendix not section. ..(see appendix A ...
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Reason for starting with capital letter

"DURSLEY!" he boomed. Uncle Vernon, who had gone very pale, whispered something that sounded like "Mimblewimble." Hagrid stared wildly at Harry. "But yeh must know about yer mom and dad," he said....
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Using Capital letter for a word in a sentence I want to put emphasis on?

I sometimes tend to use the Capital letter for some words in which I would want to give emphasis on. For example Please deliver the Task on Time. I am trying to catch the users attention on how ...
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Formal paper and Capitalization (inside parenthesis or about special elements -Tables, figures etc-)

In a thesis, or a formal paper written in English. What is the correct way to write inside a parenthesis and what is the correct way to refer to a table, or figure or section etc.? Also, do we have ...
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Is “coach” a proper noun in this case?

I'm not going to play next year if coach makes me ride the pine again this season. (source) The sentence syntactically suggests "coach" has to be a proper noun, although it is not capitalized. It ...
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Should names of types of wood species be capitalized?

Should the names of species of wood be capitalized when used within a sentence? Examples: Bocote Cocobolo Which is correct: The pool cue's forearm was made from Cocobolo wood. ...or, The ...
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Should I start abbreviations with capital letters in titles?

The title of a section in my paper is Bipolar Disorder Def. Should it be "Def." or "def."?