Saturday, October 7, 2017
EPL- INFORMATION FOR YOUR BUILDING SOUL
Updated April 04, 2017
The basic guidelines for using capital letters in English appear simple enough:
Capitalize the first word in a
and most adjectives formed from proper nouns.
But things become tricky once we get down to the details. That's when even the most exhaustive
(such as the
The Chicago Manual of Style
) occasionally disagree.
In addition, there may be regional disagreements. As Pam Peters has observed, "British writers and editors are more inclined to use capital letters where Americans would dispense with them" (
The Cambridge Guide to English Usage
So don't regard these "rules" as the final word. If your organization has a
guide, stay in house. And if you run across a word or phrase not covered by these guidelines, consult a dictionary.
One final note: in these guidelines
means to use upper case for the
of a word.
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