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Why is an article not written in the following when the word "expert" is a noun ?
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Why its first alphabet in a capital ?
 

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Where did you find it?
 

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Is it a title or a phrase used in an advert? If so, it is common to miss out words like articles and auxiliary verbs to save on space and focus on the message.
 
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I found the lines on a prescription of medicine.

Shall I be correct to say this way in day to day English language ?
 
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No. You'd be more correct in thinking about Tdol's guess that it was an advertisement. As for instructions on signs, advertisements are often truncated, or reduced, for space reasons.

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Why ​is its first [STRIKE]alphabet[/STRIKE] letter [STRIKE]in[/STRIKE] a capital[no space here]?
It shouldn't be.
 

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In adverts, words can have capital letters to make them look more important, to draw the reader's attention. It wouldn't work in normal writing, but it's OK in an advert, where the driving force is conveying a message rather than trying to follow every rule of grammar.
 
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