Saturday, April 29, 2017

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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