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    i'm writing a short story and i need help

    hi everybody

    I'm writing a short story BUT NEED SOME HELP in some things

    i knew that the letter should be capitalized after a full stop and i'm writing the story from The first-person point of view so i use "I" lot
    AND i think it should be capitalised in the whole story ..what do you think?

    also
    what about this sentence :
    it is good to know ....bla bla

    should i capitalize "i" in "it" so the sentece is ;

    It is good to know ....
    ( even if there is no full stop before it)

    what are the conditions where we should capitalize other than these and besides proper names and places ..?

    and if any one have any thing that will help me in my writing ,i would appreciate it

    thank you in advance


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    #2

    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    Could you provide the entire sentence as well as whatever text precedes it? Thanks.


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    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    Quote Originally Posted by The dreamer View Post
    hi everybody

    I'm writing a short story BUT NEED SOME HELP in some things

    i knew that the letter should be capitalized after a full stop and i'm writing the story from The first-person point of view so i use "I" lot
    AND i think it should be capitalised in the whole story ..what do you think? It would be incorrect (as it is here) if you do not capitalize "I".

    also
    what about this sentence :
    it is good to know ....bla bla

    should i capitalize "i" in "it" so the sentece is ;

    It is good to know ....
    ( even if there is no full stop before it) Please give full context.

    what are the conditions where we should capitalize other than these and besides proper names and places ..? We would need examples of what you think might be capitalized.

    and if any one have any thing that will help me in my writing ,i would appreciate it Keep asking and we will keep helping.

    thank you in advance

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    #4

    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    thank you


    for a full context:

    I woke up this morning feeling great, it was sunny and ....

    shoul it be :

    I woke up this morning feeling great, It was sunny and ....

    EVEN IF WE HAVE JUST A COMMA BEFORE *It*


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    #5

    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    After a comma, you do not capitalize unless the word is a proper name.

    You require a capital letter after a full stop, question mark, and exclamation mark.
    Apart from proper names, you do not need a capital letter after a comma, semi-colon or colon.

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    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    Anglika ...I LOVE YOU

    thank you so much , you answered exactly what i was questioning about

    you've been a good help

    thank you again

    HICHAM

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    #7

    Re: i'm writing a short story and i need help

    Except that your sentence is a comma spice. You have two independent clauses and you cannot properly join them with a comma. You need to end the prior sentence with a period (and in that case, as Angika says, It woud be capitalized), or with a semi-colon (and in that case, as Angika says, it woud be lower case).

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