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    #1

    Just, try to capitalize.........

    Hello,
    I want to practice moderating a forum. Maybe in the future I will create one in my country.
    Suppose that I am a moderator and a member has not capitalized his/her question very well:

    1. Just try to capitalize when you want to start a sentence.
    2. Just, try to capitalize when you want to start a sentence.
    3. Just try to capitalize your words when you want to start a sentence.
    4. Just, try to capitalize your words when you want to start a sentence.

    Which one is natural to you? If you were me, how would you say it? Should I use a comma after "just"?

    Thank you

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    I want to practice moderating a forum. Maybe in the future I will create one in my country.
    Suppose that I am a moderator and a member has not capitalized his/her question very well:

    1. Just try to capitalize when you want to start a sentence.
    2. Just, try to capitalize when you want to start a sentence.
    3. Just try to capitalize your words when you want to start a sentence.
    4. Just, try to capitalize your words when you want to start a sentence.

    Which one is natural to you? If you were me, how would you say it? Should I use a comma after "just"?

    Thank you
    No comma after "just". None of your sentences are natural. You can say: "Capitalize the first word in a sentence".

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    #3

    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Thank you.

    "Just try to capitalize the first word in a sentence"

    Is it ok now?

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Thank you.

    "Just try to capitalize the first word in a sentence"

    Is it ok now?
    That works.

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    #5

    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    No one will have difficulty capitalizing the first word, why is it necessary to say "try to"?

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 08-Dec-2013 at 13:40.

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    No one will have difficulty capitalizing the first word, why is it necessary to say "try to"?
    It is not about difficulty, it is about effort.

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    No one will have difficulty capitalizing the first word. Why is it necessary to say "try to"?
    Please state that you are not a teacher.

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    If you want to include "Try to" then "Try to remember to capitalise the first letter of every sentence" works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Please state that you are not a teacher.
    Yesterday another moderator told me that it's okay to omit "not a teacher" when I am asking questions, so I omitted it from my above post which is a question. But I still added it back as you said.

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    Re: Just, try to capitalize.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Yesterday another moderator told me that it's okay to omit "not a teacher" when I am asking questions, so I omitted it from my above post which is a question. But I still added it back as you said.
    You don't have to say it when you are posing a question but it's important to say it when you are responding to another learner's question. The first part of your post ("No-one will have difficulty capitalising the first word") might have sounded like you were giving advice to the OP. However, it was followed by a question to the rest of us so I don't think "Not a teacher" was necessary in that post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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