If a quote is taken from the middle of a sentence, and therefore did not originally start with a capital letter, do we have to capitalize the first letter if we are using the quote at the beginning of a sentence or leave it lower case?
For example,
"Bring that book".
"that" in the above sentence is used as a demonstrative pronoun.
Should we capitalize the 'T' in "that" ?
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I would treat the capitalization or non- as part of the exact quote, as it appears in the original.

I don't, however, understand your question, as I cannot see a quote beginning with 'that'.

[I'm of the school that refers to this example of 'that' as a demonstrative adjective.]
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"in" appears twice in your sentence.
In the above sentence do we have to capitalize "i" ?
Yes. But I think you're going to say I'm contradicting myself, perhaps. That's why it's always good to have context.
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"We are taught to speak in English in public schools."
Now, in relation to the above sentence if we write:
"in" appears twice in the above sentence.
Do we have to capitalize "i" in "in" ?
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