How to Write Correctly; The Use of Capitals, Italics, Numerals, and Compound Words; Also Rules for Syllabication and Punctuation

How to Write Correctly; The Use of Capitals, Italics, Numerals, and Compound Words; Also Rules for Syllabication and Punctuation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...Collects, Litany, etc. SATAN Satan and Beelzebub are written with capitals. Devil, and Evil Spirit, when used with a strongly emphasized individuality, take a capital; when used in general terms, they often are written in lower-case. HADES Poetical and mythological terms relating to the place of future abode, as Hades, Valhalla, are capitalized; but hell, purgatory, paradise, and similar words commonly have lower-case initials. TITLES OF OFFICE AND HONOR When titles of distinction precede a name, they are capitalized; as, Secretary Knox, Corporal ones, Engineer Smith, Oflicer Brown. In the use of military titles, some writers use lower-case for non-commissioned oflicers up to corporal and midshipman. Terms employed to denote ordinary vocations, as, barber ones, ooachman Kelly, are also written lower-case. When the title follows the name, the first letter need not be capitalized, as: Hon. Iohn Hay, secretary of State. Hon. Boies Penrose, senator from Pennsylvania. When abbreviated titles of honor immediately follow a name, they are capitalized: W. T. Harris, Ph.D., LL.D. joseph Spencer Kennard, Ph.D., D.C.L. Henry C. McCook, D.D., Sc.D. Iames Thompson, Esq. A short name in lower-case, followed by a long list of titles in large capitals, is not pleasant to the eye. Small capitals give a neater appearance to the page. The words Judge and Iustice should always be capitalized when applied to the oflicial holding that name. A title of oflice when used instead of the name of the incumbent is capitalized, as: He called upon the Govemor. Mr. Speaker, I rise to a point of order. Good moming, Senator. The Queen drove to the palace. The Vice-president and the Lieutenant-colonel called at the Secretary's oflice. COMPOUND TITLES But one capital...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965744
  • 9781236965745