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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    in the

    Hi,

    Can you tell me please why do you see phrase " in the" in a sentence as a lower case, when everything else is capitalized. For example,
    Please Do Not Place Your Food in the Library. This is also true for "of" in the capitalized sentence.

    Thank you

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    Re: in the

    In title case, you generally capitalize nouns (including pronouns) and verbs, and do not capitalize prepositions and articles. Different style guides will tell you different things.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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