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Is it allowed to place a capital letter after adverb?

In sentences like: Also, it provides ... Also, It provides ... is it allowed to place It(Capital I) instead of it after adverb Also?
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When should I use capital letters after a colon? [duplicate]

Example: "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 ...
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capital letters in a name of a company

If a name of a company contains the word "and", should we capitalize the first letter "a" in this word? Limited Liability Company Horns And Hoofs Do we have to capitalize the first letters in all ...
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comma / surprising / capitalization

I'm not a native English speaker, and I have specific concerns about the following text: After starting my education in Veterinary Medicine and beginning to know diseases and issues that cause ...
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Is it required to capitalize the initials of a phrase that is used as an alternative to 'the Earth', 'the Moon', etc?

I'd like to know if it is correct to refer to the Earth as the green planet, or it should be written as The Green Planet?
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Why does Oxford's entry for the word 'Decadence' have 'W' capital in Western society?

I was looking for the word decadence and looked in the Oxford Dictionary. Here is the entry decadence (n) - behaviour, attitudes, etc. which show a fall in standards, especially moral ones, and an ...
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Why are 'proper nouns' of body enzymes and things the like not capitalized?

Proper nouns are usually capitalized - a primary-school lesson that all of us have learned. Let's look at a substance found in a human body. Arginine (/ˈɑrɡɪniːn/, abbreviated as Arg or R)1 is an ...
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Correct syntax for capital letters

Should I use capital letters in front of items? There are two cases The reasons for that are: 1) We don't have budget and 2) We can not do that. or The reasons for that are: 1) We don't ...
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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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Title capitalization of hyphenated words

I always see the following titles differently and I want to know about what is the proper capitalization of title words when joined by a hyphen (dash): Object-[o]riented Programming or Object-[O]...
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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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Why aren't currency names capitalized?

It's Australian dollar and not Australian Dollar, It's Indian rupee and not Indian Rupee, it's Japanese yen and not Japanese Yen and so on. I know that... Proper nouns are capitalized. Aren't ...
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Capitalisation in titles

Some of the examples: Flow of Control between Layers Layered Architecture: Schematic Introduction to Aspect Oriented Programming(AOP) POJO-based Programming Model I can't decide whether to use ...
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Should “Nordic” be capitalized when used in “Nordic combined” or “Nordic walking”?

I'm under the impression "Nordic" should be capitalized when it's on its own, as it's a proper noun. But should "Nordic" be capitalized when it's used in a compound, such as Nordic combined or Nordic ...
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Is “pre-Industrial-Revolution” spelled and hypenated correctly?

I found this quote online: The hackish senses of "engine" are actually close to its original, pre-Industrial-Revolution sense of a skill, clever device, or instrument (the word is cognate ...
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Can “pros and cons” be capitalized?

Some people tend to capitalize the phrase "pros and cons" in the middle of the sentence and write it as "Pros and Cons". Should this be considered a grammatical error? Thank you.
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Is it “x degrees North of the equator” or “X degrees north of the equator”?

On many places it is explained quite well: You use a capital letter for wind directions when that indicates a specific place. Eg. "I live in the North" But a small letter, when it goes together ...
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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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Putting proper nouns in all capitals

I've sometimes seen proper nouns put in all capital letters. And it's not because the entire sentence is in capitals, or because the person is "shouting". For example, I've seen in the CIA factbook ...

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