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    Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!



    Does this sentence have the right "capitalization"? thanks in advance!


    American civil war was a dark time in our history.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Welcome to the forums.

    We prefer to be asked for help rather than be told to give it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post


    Does this sentence have the right capitalization? 'The American Civil War' is always capitalised.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Please note that American civil war would have been a good title for this thread.

    Rover

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    May I suggest that the presence of 'our history' makes 'American Civil War' redundant, IMO?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    When you actually use the name of a war, it is always capitalised:

    The Vietnam War
    The Korean War
    World War I
    World War II
    The Falklands War
    The American Civil War
    The American War of Independence
    The Spanish Civil War
    The Wars of the Roses
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    We prefer to be asked for help rather than be told to give it.



    Please note that American civil war would have been a good title for this thread.

    Rover
    Sorry &Thanks! Regarding the title, it will be used for common mistakes in English grammar. So, I will submit some tricky structures in the coming days. Again, I do owe a debt to you all!

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    May I suggest that the presence of 'our history' makes 'American Civil War' redundant, IMO?
    No, that's not right, it wouldn't make sense. You could argue that "American" is redundant.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, that's not right, it wouldn't make sense. You could argue that "American" is redundant.
    Right you are. It seems that lately I fail to make even easy statements the wrong way!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    If you are speaking as if you were an American, saying "our" history, then you would simply call it The Civil War.

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    Re: Hi there! Help Me Revise Some English Structures!

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If you are speaking as if you were an American, saying "our" history, then you would simply call it The Civil War.
    That, which is so simple, is what I failed to state correctly. Shame on me!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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