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    Writing a title, for example, a book title:
    I know that the first letter of each word should be capitalized.
    However, prepositions are excluded from this rule.
    What else? What other kinds of words that shouldn't be capitalized?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: title

    Quote Originally Posted by pyoung View Post

    when I write a title of an article, should I also capitalize the initials?

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    Re: title

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    when I write a title of an article, should I also capitalize the initials?
    If your article is going to be published, you would follow the 'house style' of the publication.
    Otherwise, the titles of articles can be formatted in different ways. I suggest that you do a little research online. The Chicago Manual of Style is one excellent source, and there are many others. It's better to get this information from a resource that goes into all the minutiae of formatting. Once you find a guide that you like, you can consult it for all the many style questions that will arise.

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra

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    Re: title

    Many thanks.
    What I mean is concerning writing references.
    I am not writing an article or a book; on the contrary, I am quoting.
    Then I write the references, that's why I'm asking how to write titles of any written work that I QUOTE from or from which I use the main idea.

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    Re: title

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Many thanks.
    What I mean is concerning writing references.
    I am not writing an article or a book; on the contrary, I am quoting.
    Then I write the references, that's why I'm asking how to write titles of any written work that I QUOTE from or from which I use the main idea.
    Is there no way you can look in the bibliography of some of your books and decide what is the most appropriate way to do this in the field you're writing in?
    Simply copy the style of your textbooks.
    Otherwise you can use a style guide: the Harvard style is often used in linguistics. You can get extensive help on how to make references and citations by searching for "harvard style". Yhis is how books are quoted in Harvard style:
    The Cambridge Guide to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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