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When do I capitalize department in an organization? [duplicate]

Question: I would like to know if in the following sentence that pertains to an organization...if it should be Accounting Department or Accounting department,please? Whatever the answer is...would it ...
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Ampere-ampere and Zika-Zika convention

The title is confusing but I can explain. This question originates from this post on why Zika is capitalised while chikungunya and yellow fever were not. The consensus was that Zika originated from ...
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Are words such as dad, mother, or uncle capitalized when used as titles?

Do native speakers capitalize "aunt," "mother," "father," etc. with "my", "her" if they are using them as a title? "My uncle works in a factory.&...
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English language or English Language?

In the following sentence, should language start with a capital letter? We can give children more opportunities if we teach them English Language at primary school I know we must say "National ...
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Should Southern be lowercased in sentence one or is it an error? [duplicate]

I found two sentences that are confusing because they are similiar yet a little different? Sentence 1: I live in southern Connecticut. rule : when a directional term refer to directions-they should be ...
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Do I capitalize appellant courts?

Sentence: Appeals are reviewed by the United States appellant courts. What else needs to be capitalized in this sentence? Should Appellant be capitalized or lowercased?
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When do I capitalize supreme court?

I have learned that Supreme Court is a proper noun and capitalized when I am referring to the United States Supreme Court. However, does this mean that when I am not referencing the U.S. Federal ...
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The difference in the use of the preposition "of" vs "Of"

Recently I was looking through the titles of books and once again came across the different spelling of the of preposition. ... 2009. Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship. 2011. The ...
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lowercase or uppercase and with or without definite article

This is the sentence I have: "Then we need not worry about anything on earth!" Should I use Earth or is it okay to leave it as such? I understand Earth as an element has to be capitalized....
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Can Revenue Act be second referenced as the Act?

Question: When you first reference Revenue Act or Budget Act because it names a specific act and you second reference the same Act -can I shorten it by referring to Revenue Act or Budget Act as the ...
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Why is South capitalized in one sentence but lowercased in the next Sentence?

What makes South Baltimore a good place to live? Rule: when a direction immediately precedes a name of a city, capitalize the direction and the name of a city. Where is the south side of Baltimore? ...
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How can I tell if the word library is part of a proper noun name or if it is a common noun?

According to English grammar, when library is a very specific building capitalize the full name of the library. Therefore, I know that when I am referring to Morgan State University Library or Coppin ...
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What is the rule for capitalizing roles like Captain or District Attorney please in this context please?

Sentence 1:The District Attorney is coming to visit us on Wednesday. question: Why is District Attorney capitalized as a proper noun? Is it because 'District Attorney' substitutes for a person's name ...
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When a number precedes the word district, do you capitalize the number and the word district?

Sentence One: My father is chief in command of the Third District, and my only way of avoiding active service is to serve under him. Note: I noticed if it was District 3, or District following a ...
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According to my last post on 'diamond district' capitalization and answer posted, 'diamond district' can be capitalized or not?

Sentence One: The Diamond District is a commercial stretch between Fifth and Sixth avenues in Midtown Manhattan, encompasses only nearly one block. note in Wikedpedia I found this sentence with '...
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When do I capitalize the word "district"?

I am having trouble with knowing whether to lowercase or capitalize the word "district". I found two sentences that disturb me because I don't see a pattern. Sentence: I went to the diamond ...
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What are the rules for capitalizing the second part of a hyphenated word in a title?

I would assume that it both parts of the hyphenated word would be capitalized in a standard example (e.g. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler). However, I noticed in my piano book, it ...
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How do we capitalize a hyphenated adjective which starts with an abbrevation in the beginning of a sentence?

I am really confused right now and I can't seem to find a straight answer to this question. I was writing an essay and I am stumped on the correct capitalization when it came to starting a sentence ...
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Why the noun "sky" is not capitalized?

In English, proper nouns are always capitalized. Since there is only one sky I would expect it to be a proper noun and capitalized. But it seems it is treated as a common noun and not capitalized. Why ...
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Working/Business/Calendar day to be capitalized?

I tried to find the possible rule on the Internet but couldn't. So, do I have to capitalize such words as business or working or calendar when referring to a day in a document? For ex.: Within five (...
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What is the purpose of capitalization? how are capitalized words read? [duplicate]

I know that proper nouns are capitalized but why is it even necessary? are all capitalized words read in the same way as non capitalized ones?
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Is the word in this sentence, Russian, capitalized or lowercase? [closed]

I want to write: In Russian/russian, this is a common technique.... Which letter I should use?
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Why is the first letter of a proper noun capitalized [closed]

Is it incorrect grammar to make the first letter of a proper noun small letters ? I found that most of the online grammar checkers will mark it as an error if you don't capitalize the first letter ...
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Should "chief" be capitalized in these examples?

Hi, chief. How are you doing? I just talked to the chief. Should chief be capitalized in the two examples above. In both examples chief is referring to the Chief of Police.
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Capitalize "god"? [closed]

I have found 9 examples where I have used "god" in a story I've written. They're all used in the dialog. I don't know if I should capitalize it, so would like to know what you would do. ...
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capitalization rules in English [closed]

Do we capitalize the names of diseases?please give me some information about this question. Also include the reasons for capitalizing a specific disease and not capitalizing the others.
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Which one is proper, “room 501” or “Room 501”? [closed]

Should the word room be capitalized when followed by a number, such as room 501 or Room 501?
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Capitalize the first letter in the quotation in the middle of the sentence

Do I need to capitalize the first letter in the quotation in these two examples? If so, will I need to put a comma before the quotation mark? The button produces a voice message “T/the signal is on” ...
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Capitalization of nouns which are proper nouns!

Artificial Intelligence - AI. It is now a proper noun. The sentence goes like - "Artificial Intelligence can make better prediction of cholera outbreaks." The capital letters 'A' and 'I' ...
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capitalization: names of majors

I know academic subjects like math, history, physics, etc., are not capitalized, and course names such as Economics 101 begin with a capital letter. What about names of a person's major? Do we say He ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?