Subject: usage
From: Ashleigh Dalrymple <Ashleigh -dot- Dalrymple -at- micromass -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 14:52:38 -0400

m w wrote:
Seems to me that when an item follows a colon, the
item that follows should be capitalized. I am seeing
differing examples in the documents I am coming
across. MOS doesn't really explain very well
Any input?

As I learned it, if whatever follows the colon is a complete sentence, then
capitalize the first letter of the first word after the colon (as you would
in a sentence). If it's not a complete sentence, lower case it.

Ashleigh Dalrymple
Technical Writer
MicroMass Communications, Inc.

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