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    Capital letter after a colon

    I was taught that the word following a colon should always begin with a capital letter, yet this is not what is commonly done. What is the rule, or is there one?

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    Re: Capital letter after a colon

    It's definitely not true to say that the word should be capitalised automatically. In British English, it's more common to use lower case, but here are some rules for American English:
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/colon.htm

    Here's a British point of view:
    http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...sages/676.html
    Last edited by Tdol; 12-Jun-2006 at 06:15.

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