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    Writing nouns

    Hello!
    I am a lecturer and wish to have some clarification on writing nouns.
    Say for e.g. I am preparing module outline and syllabus. In that, I wish to make list of the topics to be covered etc. I have slight confusion about writing nouns. Do we write them as first letter capitals or we write in small cases?
    Which one of the following is the most correct version?
    1) The students shall learn the following:
    (a) Pricing Decisions, Activity Based Costing, Planning and Cost Allocation.
    2) The students shall learn the following:
    (a) Pricing decisions, activity based costing, planning and cost allocation.
    I do appreciate that 'P' in Pricing will be capital since it is a first letter of the sentence. However, I am not sure about other words.
    It would be nice to know different views from the members.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

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    Re: Writing nouns

    The students will learn the following:
    • Pricing decisions
    • Activity based costing
    • Planning and cost allocation
    Please note that, you don't need bullets and you don't have to capitalize the first word of each phrase in the list.


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    Re: Writing nouns

    How about this?

    The students shall learn the following: pricing decisions; activity based costing; planning and cost allocation.

    (BTW 'planning and cost allocation'- one thing or two?)

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    Re: Writing nouns

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    (BTW 'planning and cost allocation'- one thing or two?)
    The poor serial comma.

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    Re: Writing nouns

    There's a lot to be said for the Oxford comma.

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    Re: Writing nouns

    Agreed. I've even got a t-shirt.

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