The New Paper

Tan Elaine

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Where I live, one of the newspapers is called the new paper.

If we write the title of the paper should we use capitals as follows: The New Paper.

Or should it be the new paper?

Thanks.
 

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Where I live, one of the newspapers is called the new paper.

If we write the title of the paper, should we use capitals as follows: "The New Paper",or should it be "the new paper"?

Thanks.


You should use capitals for the first letter of each word of the paper's official name/title. On the front page of the paper, does it appear as "The New Paper" or just "New Paper"?
 

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Thanks, emsr2d2.

The name on the front page of the paper is the new paper. (all lower case).
 
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Ahhh, in that case you should follow their style. They've clearly chosen to use all lower-case for some reason. When you quote the name of the paper, use all lower-case and either do as you did above (put it in bold) or put it in italics or inside quotation marks. I prefer the italics.
 

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You will have noticed that a lot of people use all lower-case letters when they know perfectly well that capital letters are standard—eg the poet e e cummings.
 

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You will have noticed that a lot of people use all lower-case letters when they know perfectly well that capital letters are standard—eg the poet e e cummings.

And teechar.
;-)
 

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If you want to show that you do not like or approve of their use of lower case, you could put [sic] after the name.
 
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