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Anonymous Traveler
02-09-2007, 12:37 AM
The angel says "Accept His will.

is will capitalized?

02-09-2007, 12:41 AM
I wouldn't think so.

02-09-2007, 12:51 AM

Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit ~ Carl Jung
Bidden or not bidden, God is present.

Anonymous Traveler
02-09-2007, 01:09 AM
One more related question. If a speaker refers to someone as he and the listener is not aware that it is God being referring to would it remain uncapitalized until he was aware it was God?

I am Kathy, he chose this appearance”

“Who did?”

“Your Creator. ”

02-09-2007, 03:07 AM
The key (not only as in referrence to God) is, be consistant. If you capitalize God in one instance you should do the same in all.


Anonymous Traveler
02-09-2007, 03:21 AM
If the listener does not realize that the reference is to God, would not capitalizing it reinforce that? The problem with actual speech there is no way to seperate He from he. I can change it I just felt using lower case he showed the listener had not recognized what was being said.

Silver King
02-09-2007, 03:36 AM
You might receive additional help in the Grammar forum for your questions.

You shouldn't use lower case at the beginning, even in dialogue, and then switch to upper case. This will only confuse the reader. If you're referring to God, stick with He and Him throughout.

Anonymous Traveler
02-09-2007, 03:43 AM
OK consensus is he is He. Thanks to all