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    #1

    lower-casers

    Hi, teachers

    Please help for meaning of "
    Iím with the lower-casers"
    in "
    For reasons I explain in Chapter 2, Iím with the lower-casers."
    Thank you in advance


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    #2

    Re: lower-casers

    The link did not work. Can you paste in more context?

    It sounds like some people argue for capitalizing a word and some people argue for leaving it in all lower case, and the writer is part of the second group, but I'd have to know more to be sure.
    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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    Re: lower-casers

    "Though a lot of nonbelievers capitalize Atheist and Humanist, many others don’t. For reasons I explain in Chapter 2, I’m with the lower-casers. I follow the convention of capitalizing the names of religions, and I capitalize God when used as a proper name (“she believes in God”), just like I capitalize Steve (“she believes in Steve”). But when it’s a generic god or gods (“they worship a big blue god”), no cap. I plan to be pretty inconsistent on this one."

    Atheism For Dummies

    Thank you for your help

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    #4

    Re: lower-casers

    Exactly as I suggested. The writer is with the group of people who do not capitalize these words.
    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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    #5

    Re: lower-casers

    Quote Originally Posted by jaleel2007 View Post
    "Though a lot of nonbelievers capitalize Atheist and Humanist, many others don’t. For reasons I explain in Chapter 2, I’m with the lower-casers. I follow the convention of capitalizing the names of religions, and I capitalize God when used as a proper name (“she believes in God”), just like I capitalize Steve (“she believes in Steve”). But when it’s a generic god or gods (“they worship a big blue god”), no cap. I plan to be pretty inconsistent on this one."

    Atheism For Dummies

    Thank you for your help
    So, Barb's answer was correct.

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