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Hi

Please tell me if this sentence is natural.

[teacher to students]

Don't forget to capitalize the first word of every sentence.

Why shouldn't it be "the first letter of the first word"? We don't capitalize the whole word.

Thanks,

Tom
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Technically you are correct, but it's well understood what is meant. I suppose you say "Don't forget to initial-capitalize..."
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Mr. TomWhy shouldn't it be "the first letter of the first word"?
Because "to capitalize a word" means to make its firstletter a capital letter. Otherwise you'd say, "Write the first word in 'all-caps'" or "Use 'all-caps' for the first word". Well, that's what I would say, anyway. Emotion: smile

CJ