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Transcirption Question (1 Viewer)

EternalGreen

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The first line of a story sometimes appears capitalized in print. This is a decision of a publisher, not the author.

However, if I want to transcribe a short printed document, one that, for example, begins with "THESE PRESENTS ATTEST" in all caps, should I keep the capitals in the manuscript I send to the publisher?

thanks
 

Olly Buckle

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Is it really 'these presents' like 'these boxes tied with ribbon? In that case I wouldn't bother. On the other hand if you mean it in the sense, 'Those present', as in the people who were there, maybe you should go for it, but take the 's'off because then 'present' is not a 'thing' anymore, but a state of being, a verb not a noun.
 

Olly Buckle

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Gotcha. I can't really argue with that can i :) Normally I would stand by what I said though, I reckon that's some sort of legal phrasing. I would tend to stick with how it's written, go with the capitals.
 

SueC

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Is it really 'these presents' like 'these boxes tied with ribbon? In that case I wouldn't bother. On the other hand if you mean it in the sense, 'Those present', as in the people who were there, maybe you should go for it, but take the 's'off because then 'present' is not a 'thing' anymore, but a state of being, a verb not a noun.

Don't you sometimes wonder how people even learn how to speak the English language?
 

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