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    #1

    OK /vs./ ok

    Hi,
    I know that it's correct to write OK in capital letters but do you know any instance in which we can write it with small letters?

    I mean => ok.

    Is that always wrong?

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    Re: OK /vs./ ok

    It appears on my computer keyboard every time I switch it on, so it's not a big deal for a lot of people.

    We ask our members to type OK, okay, or Ok at the beginning of a sentence, to conform to standard practice in written English. It's a good habit for them to get into.

    EDIT: I was wrong about Ok.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Dec-2016 at 12:18.

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    Re: OK /vs./ ok

    OK
    Ok
    ok

    Am I right?

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    Re: OK /vs./ ok

    "Okay" is only OK at the beginning of a sentence because the first letter must be capitalised at the start of a sentence. It does not work mid-sentence or at the end. If it's not at the beginning, then use "OK" or "okay".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Dec-2016 at 15:16. Reason: Fixed messed-up advice.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: OK /vs./ ok

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "Ok" is only OK at the beginning of a sentence because the first letter must be capitalised at the start of a sentence.
    Would you please make an example for this?

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    Re: OK /vs./ ok

    This is how I see it:

    "OK" and "okay" are correct.
    "O.K." is correct but a little old-fashioned.
    "Ok" and "ok" are incorrect.

    ok is common in online texting because it can be a pain to press the shift key on a tiny cell-phone keyboard.
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