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    Alien Word

    Hello!

    How can an alien word in an explanatory book be written, in italics or to capitalize the first letter?

    I refer here to both types of alien words; one which is mentioned only one time in a book and that mentioned repeatedly.

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    Re: Alien Word

    Quote Originally Posted by kitty 4 View Post
    Hello!

    How can an alien word in an explanatory book be written, in italics or to capitalize the first letter?

    I refer here to both types of alien words; one which is mentioned only one time in a book and that mentioned repeatedly.

    Thank you
    Do you mean a foreign word?

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    Re: Alien Word

    Yes!

    alien = foreign

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    Re: Alien Word

    Yes, Kitty, foreign words are usually typed in italics, whether they're used once or repeatedly throughout the text. As regards capitals, use them as you would normally use them in ordinary text, i.e. for proper nouns, etc.

    -Not a teacher-

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    Re: Alien Word

    Quote Originally Posted by kitty 4 View Post
    Yes!

    alien = foreign
    Alien and foreign are not synonyms. Look them up in a dictionary, and come back here if you do not understand the difference.

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