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      The Chicago Manual of Style has a slightly different perspective on whether to capitalize after colons. In their view, the word following a colon should be capitalized only if there are two explanatory sentences following the colon.

      Q. CMOS says that you’re supposed to capitalize after the colon when the colon introduces (1) a quotation or (2) multiple sentences. But when sentences follow
      editors are confused about when to capitalize the element directly following a colon. Don’t add anything else to a sentence after you’ve finished introducing the too, was raised to put two spaces after periods, colons, exclamation points, Chicago Manual of Style (not that these two need to be compared — they are
      In general, MSU Press journals follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. o For contributors list, capitalize author titles (exception to Chicago); include city Colons and semi-colons go outside: I said to her, “Don’t go outside”; she didn’t . For hyphenated words in titles and headings: cap first letter of both words:
      In general, MSU Press journals follow the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. For contributors list, capitalize titles (Chicago exception), and include city and semi-colons go outside (I said to her, “Don’t go outside”; she didn’t like that). original sentence is omitted (2) after last word of quotation, even if end of original.
      Results 1 – 10 of 96 Punctuation Chapter Contents A» Colons 6.59 Use of the colon A colon [16th ed.] 6.61 Lowercase or capital letter after a colon
      24 Nov 2014 The Associated Press Stylebook says: “Capitalize the first word after a colon only if it is a proper noun or the start of a complete sentence.” The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage is similar: “For consistency, capitalize what follows a colon if it is a complete sentence.”
      18 Jul 2016 Capitalizing Words After a Colon in a Sentence The AP and the Chicago Manual of Style agree on this: The Chicago Manual says to use a capital letter if the first word is a proper name OR the start of at least two completeColons can also connect tightly coupled sentences, such as those with a Instead, the decision to use a capital or lowercase letter will depend on your style guide. The Chicago Manual of Style: Chicago recommends lowercasing the first
      Capitalization. A. It’s fine to capitalize there, although Chicago style is to lowercase after a colon unless what follows consists of two or more complete sentences. Please see CMOS 6.64 for examples and exceptions.

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