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    Can you tell me if International Standards should be capped in this sentence?

    ISO, a network of national standards institutes is represented by 157
    countries. They are the world’s largest, non-governmental developer and publisher for International Standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can you tell me if International Standards should be capped in this sentence?

    ISO, a network of national standards institutes is represented by 157
    countries. They are the world’s largest, non-governmental developer and publisher for International Standards.
    Yes, you should write it with capital letters because ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 157 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva,...

    ISO = acronym for International Organization for Standardization or International Standards Organization.
    Last edited by Teia; 17-Oct-2007 at 22:41.

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    Sorry, Teia, you're usually right, but this time I have to disagree. The term international standards is a common noun (phrase). The name International Standards Organization is a proper noun (phrase).

    My doctor, who is Doctor Smith, is the leader of a group of doctors.

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