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    Question little C or big C

    This is probably a dumb question, but i am delerious and over thinking.

    If you write the word "country" in a sentence, does it have a capital C?

    Comparison of the different public health policies operating in the Countries ...



    Comparison of the different public health policies operating in the countries ...

    it is describing a proper noun, but its not the proper noun.

    I'm thinking little C, you reckon?

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    Yep little c.

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    I am no expert, I just do a lot of reading LOL! I would say use the little "c", it looks right to me and if I was reading something with a capital "C" I would think it was a typo.

    Sorry, not a scholarly response

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    Its a little c becasue you are describing many countries not one particular which would make it a proper noun instead of a common noun.

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    thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmac View Post
    Its a little c becasue you are describing many countries not one particular which would make it a proper noun instead of a common noun.
    Is there a time when i would use a big C for country?

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    Actually no I don't think so LOL

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    oh good, cos i was trying to think of one.

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    I think lowercase unless it is a title. (Or proper noun, as you said)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate07 View Post
    thank you!



    Is there a time when i would use a big C for country?
    Yes, at the beginning of a sentence

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    LOL Tinkerbell!!!!

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