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billyf027
07-05-2006, 08:02 PM
Is Cracks in the Glass

correct? -in amd the--no capitols

reph
07-05-2006, 09:49 PM
Yes, "Cracks in the Glass" is correct. "In" is a preposition. "The" is an article. Both get lower-cased.

maestrowork
07-05-2006, 10:21 PM
The only exception is when the article or preposition is the first word in the title: "Of Mice and Me" or "The Da Vinci Code."

Same thing with conjunctions such as "and."

However, there are exceptions, too, I think... for example, the world "Between" in my book title is capitalized, because "The Pacific between" just doesn't look right. However, in this case, "between" actually is an adverb, not a preposition...

reph
07-05-2006, 10:40 PM
Maestro, the first and last words of a title are capped no matter what they are. An exception is made for works of e. e. cummings.

maestrowork
07-05-2006, 10:52 PM
You're correct, of course. I forgot the same goes with the last word of the title...

That brought up a good question though. Prepositions are not capped, but adverbs are. So, would the following be correct for the word "between"?

1. The Silence between Us

2. The Houses with the Tree Between Are Now Gone

reph
07-06-2006, 03:34 AM
Prepositions are not capped, but adverbs are. So, would the following be correct for the word "between"?

1. The Silence between Us

2. The Houses with the Tree Between Are Now GoneYes to both, except that some publishers cap words like "between" and "around" (prep.) and "because" (conj.) that exceed more than some arbitrary length. The rationale is that leaving long words l.c. looks funny.

billyf027
07-06-2006, 01:28 PM
Climbing out of Despair

out is not capitalized?

reph
07-06-2006, 08:29 PM
"Out" is capped as an adverb and not capped as a preposition.

Climbing out of Despair
Looking Out for Yourself
Walking out of the Room
Running Out of Reasons