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It depends on whether you want the word to come across as specific, in which case you would capitalize, versus a general word, in which case you don't capitalize. To explain what I mean, consider if I referred to "the Queen," versus "the queen." The former suggests that I am referring to a specific queen, with a specific title and ...


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You mention a 'semicolon' but then (correctly) use a colon. A colon is nearly always preceded by a complete sentence; what follows the colon may or may not be a complete sentence, and it may be a mere list or even a single word. British usage: no capital letter after a colon unless it is to start a proper noun or acronym. American usage: a capital letter if ...


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If the paper s to be published in a journal or similar academic publication, there is probably a specified style guide to be followed. If there is, follow it strictly. If not, follow the same rules as othe papers in the same field recently published. If there is a specific style guide normally used in the relevant field, follow it. This applies to all style ...


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Follow the same capitalization rules in academic writing as you would normally follow when writing in English. From grammarly Capitalize the first word of a sentence Capitalize names and other proper nouns Don’t capitalize after a colon (usually) Capitalize the first word of a quote (sometimes) Capitalize days, months, and holidays, but not seasons ...


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When in doubt, Check with reviewers or publishers, who sometimes have standards for such things. Generally speaking though, both forms are acceptable. I.e., this: A Caption For Us To Consider is no better or worse that this: A Caption for Us to Consider I tend to prefer the second (as a matter of taste), but I've seen both used. If the place you're ...


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For standard dialogue tags, it makes no sense. Said John. does not make any sense by itself. However, a character action in between dialogue does make sense by itself: "Hello." John tilted his hat.


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