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    Hyphenated word in title

    Hi,

    I am a technical editor at a research institute. Recently I came across a hyphenated word "Cu-based" ("Cu" standing for copper) in the title of a report. My doubt is is the word "based" in caps? In other words, when there is a hyphenated word in a title, does the word that comes after hyphen begins with capital letter? So in this context, will "Cu-based" be "Cu-Based"?

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    Re: Hyphenated word in title

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'd use 'Cu-based'.

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    Re: Hyphenated word in title

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Hyphenated word in title

    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.



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