Questions tagged [capitalization]

This tag is for questions about the proper usage of capital letters.

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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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Shall we capitalize the word after colon?

Shall we capitalize the word after colon? For example: The question is: S/shall we capitalize "s" in "shall"? Another example, https://stats.stackexchange.com/q/91024/1005 For example: ...
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When is Earth upper case?

I recenty got my essay back from my teacher and she said that it was wrong to use upper case "Earth". When I'm writing Earth, I'm referencing to the planet Earth, not soil. This is the sentence which ...
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the Capital and Small Letter in Title

I am confused about when to write capital letter or small letter in a title. Like the title above, I think The, and, in are perp, so they can be small letters. Am I right? Can someone clarify the ...
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Capitalization of first letter after a dash

I'm in South Ossetia – yes, I managed to get a visa! In this sentence, should "yes" be capitalised ("Yes") after the dash?
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To Google something: capitalize or not?

I have a small question about the usage of Google as a verb. Is it always capitalized, even as a verb? For instance: I Googled his name and I got hundreds of results. Now, I am aware that this is ...
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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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Is the name of a disease considered a proper noun?

I've never really thought about it before now, but is the name of a disease considered a proper noun, and thus, should the first letters be capitalized? For example: Would it be "celiac disease" or "...
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Job Titles Capitalization

The rules for the capitalization of job titles are not very clear. After I've read some internet articles (for instance, this Capitalization of job title question) I compiled some rules: a) It goes ...
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Is it grammatically correct to remove “The” from the beginning of a photo title?

For example in a photo there is a river. Can we title it "River" and not "The River"? Or there are some women who are sitting and standing on the ground. Can we title the photo "Sitting & Standing ...
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Should the name of a capital Greek letter also be capitalized when the upper case is important?

In complexity theory, we sometimes have to speak about Knuth’s big omega notation. Or about Knuth’s big Omega notation? Here the confusion starts. I can imagine all four variants of "big/Big omega/...