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This is something I find myself repeating day in, day out: The key is consistency. There are plenty of rules that must be followed in writing, but, at the same time, there are different styles that can be adopted but

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Posted in Capitalisation, Proofreading/copy-editing, Punctuation, Spelling, Style

Points of the Compass: Capitalisation, Hyphenation and Abbreviation

This post will deal with points of the compass and, more specifically, when to capitalise and when to hyphenate them, and how to abbreviate them. Capitalisation 1. Do not capitalise when speaking in general terms: Head east on this road

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As I mainly proofread educational resources which contain a lot of terminology and vocabulary that is important for students to learn, I find myself using the ‘change capital letters to lower case letters’ symbol a lot! This has prompted me

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Posted in Grammar