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    of larger face and differing more or less in form

    capital (adj.)

    A capital letter "upper-case latter," of larger face and differing more or less in form (late 14c.) is so called because it stands at the "head" of a sentence or word.

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    1. I think there should be a comma before 'is'. In other words:

    A capital letter "upper-case latter," of larger face and differing more or less in form (late 14c.), is so called because it stands at the "head" of a sentence or word.

    Am I right?

    2. Does it mean '..., which is
    of larger face and differing more or less in form (late 14c.)...?
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    Re: of larger face and differing more or less in form

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    capital (adj.)

    A capital letter "upper-case latter," of larger face and differing more or less in form (late 14c.) is so called because it stands at the "head" of a sentence or word.


    A capital letter "upper-case latter," of larger face and differing more or less in form (late 14c.), is so called because it stands at the "head" of a sentence or word.
    Did they really misspell "letter" in the original?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: of larger face and differing more or less in form

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Did they really misspell "letter" in the original?
    Yes.
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    Re: of larger face and differing more or less in form

    In that case, I wouldn't set much store by anything else they write!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: of larger face and differing more or less in form

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In that case, I wouldn't set much store by anything else they write!
    I am sorry for that, but maybe we can make that original explanation better!
    So I would think if there is a comma before 'is' (and the misspelling gets corrected), it will be better. What do you think?
    Last edited by kadioguy; 29-Oct-2017 at 03:33.
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    Re: of larger face and differing more or less in form

    You're right that there should be a comma before "is".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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