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    A Question about Capitalization

    When we write a title of something, we capitalize the first letter of each content word.
    i.e. Band of Brothers, Who Moved My Cheese?

    Here's my question. What if the word is a compound word connected by a hyphen?
    Should I capitalize the letter after the hyphen?

    Human-Powered Airplane
    Human-powered Airplane

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    Re: A Question about Capitalization

    It depends which style guide you follow. I would capitalize the other words in the compound. High-Powered Airplane.
    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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