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    Default comma and capitalization questions...

    Hi, I am a student, not a teacher, and was wondering if someone could help me with my comma and capitalization questions.

    The following sentences and words are what I'm having trouble with:


    1) Should this sentence have "occasionally" or "occasional" or are they both/either alright: ?

    He has occasionally aching in his left knee and hands, particularly if he skips his Naprosyn.


    2) Are raquetball and golf capitalized or not?

    He enjoys playing raquetball and golf.


    3) Should this sentence have a comma between "problem" and "as"?

    He is concerned about easy bruising and would like to get off the medication that is causing this problem as it is so severe that he started using cosmetics to cover it up.


    4) Should platelet inhibition be capitalized or not? (I've done a google search on this but seem to get mixed results)

    There also may be a role played by Naprosyn due to platelet inhibition.


    5) Should there be a comma between "Tylenol" and "in" and between "Naprosyn" and "for" here or not?

    Try Tylenol in place of Naprosyn for musculoskeletal pain.

    6) And lastly, should there be a comma between "Kordal" and "and" here and also between "Rose" and "whom"?

    He was previously followed by Dr. Kordal and later Dr. Rose whom he last saw three years ago.



    Ok, that's all I have. Let me know which way each of these should go if anyone knows..Thanks in advance for any help..
    Last edited by pinkwarrior235; 13-Dec-2008 at 14:17.

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    Default Re: comma and capitalization questions...

    Adjective + Noun
    1) He has occasional aching in his left knee ... .

    Do not capitalize
    2) He enjoys playing racquetball and golf.

    A comma is optional here
    3) He is concerned about easy bruising and would like to get off the medication that is causing this problem as it is so severe that he started using cosmetics to cover it up.

    Do not capitalize here
    4) There also may be a role played by Naprosyn due to platelet inhibition.


    No commas here
    5) Try Tylenol in place of Naprosyn for musculoskeletal pain.

    Comma here
    => For musculoskeletal pain, try Tylenol in place of Naprosyn.

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    Default Re: comma and capitalization questions...

    Cool, what about number 6?

    Oh also, sorry one more question. Should there be a comma after "Most likely" in this
    sentence:

    Most likely, this is related to steroids.

    OR is it:

    Most likely this is related to steroids.
    Last edited by pinkwarrior235; 13-Dec-2008 at 15:26.

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    Default Re: comma and capitalization questions...

    No commas required here
    6) He was previously followed by Dr. Kordal and later by Dr. Rose whom he last saw three years ago.

    Note, add 'by', and the underlined phrase reads awkward to me. Mind you, I am not in your field; it's probably a standard phrase, right?

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    Default Re: comma and capitalization questions...

    Yeah, it is standard like that in MTing, i've seen
    it before in previous documents of mine stated
    in this way :)

    Should the comma go after the "Most likely" or no?

    Thanks for all your info, you've been a big help!

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