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1. Category: Mispelled Names of Persons
-For mispelled names of persons especially famous/fictional characters, corrections must fall under Spelling and not Inappropriate Words.
(as in Harry Potter) even if there is such a word as porter (lowercase)
2. Category: Phrasal Adjectives and Hyphens
-When a phrasal adjective precedes a noun, it usually takes a hyphen, or for phrases of three or more words, hyphens.
-The same phrases are unhyphenated when they come after what they modify.
The characters were over the top.
3. Category: Scientific Names
-The scientific name should have both genus and species: Felis catus.
-Capitalize only the genus part of the scientific name.
(In the past, you would capitalize the species designation if it was derived from a proper name, example: Megalonyx Jeffersonii, but now the species designation is always lowercase: Megalonyx jeffersonii. )
4. Category: Capitalization of School Subjects
-Capitalize the names of school subjects only when you use them to refer to a specific course.
I am excited to study history this summer.
I’ll be taking History 101 at the community college.
5. Category: Dog Breeds
-Capitalize only the proper name:”German,” “Labrador,” “English,” “Newfoundland,” and “Dalmatian.”
-Dog breed ITSELF is not a proper name, so use “bulldog” and “English bulldog,” “poodle,” and “French poodle.”
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