Friday, April 28, 2017

capitalize the first word.

When a sentence begins in the middle of a quotation, capitalize the first word.

Incorrect “. . . the platypus is a strange animal,” said the zoologist.
Correct “The platypus is a strange animal,” said the zoologist.

When a name such as a brand or a scientific term starts with a lower case letter, do not use the name to start a sentence.

Incorrect iPhones are very popular.
Correct The iPhone is a popular brand.

If a number starts a sentence, spell it out. Otherwise, rewrite the sentence without the number as the first word.

Incorrect 23 students enrolled in the class.
Correct Twenty-three students enrolled in the class.
Correct The class had an enrollment of 23 students.

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