answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Title case is a stylized form of capitalization used mainly for titles. Many publishers have abandoned using title case because many schools no longer teach these basics and because you need to know what the parts of speech are and how the words are being used in your title.

There is also some leeway in the rule applying to when and if conjunctions and prepositions are capitalized. The publisher must decide on the 'house' style and use it exclusively.

The standard rules of title case are:

1. The first and last words are always capitalized.

2. Word that are not articles, conjunctions or prepositions are always capitalized.

3. Articles are never capitalized unless it violates the first rule.

The fourth rule is the only one that has options, but the publisher must decide on which option they will permanently use.

4. a. Conjunctions or prepositions are never capitalized unless it violates the first rule.

4. b. Conjunctions or prepositions of less than four letters are never capitalized unless it violates the first rule.

4. c. Conjunctions or prepositions of less than five letters are never capitalized unless it violates the first rule.

Normally the third option of the fourth rule is the one used.

Under these rules the words that are always lower case unless it violates the first rule are:

a

amid

an

and

ere

for

from

into

lest

per

re

than

the

thru [this only replaces the prepositional form of 'through']

unto

v. [see: vs.] [as an abbreviation for version in file names, it is always lower case as it is not really part of the title]

viâ [this only replaces the prepositional form of 'via']

vs. [but not 'versus'][since abbreviations in titles are to be avoided 'v' and 'vs.' should not be used except for titles of legal cases.]

with

There are other conjunctions and prepositions which may be used as other parts of speech. Also some conjunctions and prepositions are spelled the same as other words which are not conjunctions or prepositions. In this case you must know enough about grammar to decide whether a word should be capitalized or not. Either that, or use a dictionary.

There is also the possibility of another rule governing this, but that is why I came here.

Look for: What is the title case rule for conjunctions and prepositions that may be used as other parts of speech?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2010-03-29 08:19:08
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What do wild rabbits eat in the wild

Is Kim Kardashian 18

What are New Presentation template option

Im gay 12 year old and im stuck

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.06
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
17 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is title case?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

Is Upper case and lower case style the same as title case?

No. Title Case is when the first letter in every word of a sentence is capitalised: This Sentence Is Written In Title Case As All Words Have Their First Letter As A Capital.


What is the difference between Title case and Sentence case?

The difference is Title case all words begin with capital. In sentence, only the first word begin with capital, the rest in low case.


What is a court title?

The name of a court title is what ever the court case is about xx


If you purchase a car and the dealer reveals they dont have the title do you have a case against them?

Refund or Title


What is a court ordered title?

The name of a court title is what ever the court case is about xx


Does the title Director need upper case or lower case D?

It needs an upper case D.


Write a program to convert lower case to title case using c?

Ggdd


What can happen in case of an accident if a car was insured without title?

title has no effect. insurance takes precedent.


If the title of a case appears as Quality Sales Corp v Regional Distribution Co who won the case was it either or neither?

The 'title' (as you call it) of the case is actually known as the 'style' of the case. It is simply a record who brought suit against whom, and you cannot determine from it, who won or lost the case.


What is a good title for a erosion science project?

a case of erosion


What is the difference between title case and toggle case in Microsoft Word?

Title case puts the first letter of each word into capital letters. Toggle case will change every capital letter to a small letter and every small letter to a capital letter.


Does a countess retain title if divorces a count?

It depends, in Count and Countess Delesepps case, yes she gets to keep the title

People also asked