RE: usage

Subject: RE: usage
From: "McDonald, Nancy A." <NMcDonal -at- wcom -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 15:46:21 -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
> either...
> Any input?
My comment: According to CMS, if material has more than one

sentence, or it's a formal statement, a quote, or speech in dialogue, then
capped. Otherwise, it may begin with lowercase. (CMS: 5.103 in 14th ed.

Nancy McDonald

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