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    Capitalization

    "Function-related Calculation Table"

    The above is a heading. Should "related" be capitalized?

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    Re: Capitalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "Function-related Calculation Table"

    The above is a heading. Should "related" be capitalized?

    Thanks!
    No, don't capitalize "related". Here's why:


    Chicago Manual of Style, 7.124:
    How to capitalize hyphenated compounds in titles is often a question. A rule of thumb that usually proves satisfactory is (1) always capitalize the first element and (2) capitalize the second element if it is a noun or proper adjective or if it has equal force with the first element.
    Twentieth-Century Literature
    Tool-Maker
    Non-Christian
    City-State
    Do not capitalize the second element if (a) it is a participle modifying the first element or (b) both elements constitute a single word.
    English-speaking People
    Medium-sized Library
    E-flat Minor
    Re-establish
    Self-sustaining Reaction

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    Re: Capitalization

    I agree with lauralie2 and her sources..

    But.

    The situation with Capitalisation these days is a mess. Whatever the manuals say, many people, I feel, use Capitalisation, and Commas, in an Arbitrary Fashion, which is a pity.

    Try to follow the rules of some respectable manual if you wish your writing to be clear and consistent, but don't be surprised if others don't.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Oct-2010 at 16:46.

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