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    Default Capital letters in a title...

    A title like "Home-based", does the "b" in based need a capital "B"? Could someone give the rule of thumb?

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    Default Re: Capital letters in a title...

    Welcome, quemick.

    hyphenated compounds
    When capitalization is called for, always capitalize the first element. Capitalize the second element if it is a noun or a proper adjective or if it has equal force or value of the first element.

    The Role of School-Community Relations in the Urban Setting.

    The Height-Weight Factor in Stabilizing Widgets.

    The English-speaking People.

    The Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Socialist Union.

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