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First Word of Sentences, Quotations, Titles, and Subtitles.  

Brenda Gregoline

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (11th edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
Published Online: 
Feb 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780190246556.003.0010.021.0012
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The first word of every complete sentence should be capitalized. Capitalize the first word of a direct quotation (but see 8.6.1, Quotation Marks, Quotations). The speaker made the following observation: “There are limitations inherent to the use of rotational flaps.” Note: If the quotation is not a full sentence itself, a lowercase letter on the first word is preferable....

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