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English alphabet and characters
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English grammar rules
There is no grammatical gender in English, and so the nouns are not marked for it.
The natural gender occurs in animate nous: masculine or feminine.
There are two numbers: singular and plural.
There is one case: genetive (marked by ‘s).
English has definite (the) and indefinite (a/an) articles.
English formatting rules
|First day of the week||Monday|
|Working days||Monday to Friday|
|Short date format||dd/MM/yyyy|
|Long date format||dd MMMM yyyy|
d MMMM yyyy
|e.g. 23 August 2016|
Numbers and currency
English capitalisation usage
Should be capitalised
- People’s names and titles.
- Days of week/months.
- Geographical names (of countries, counties/states, cities, mountains, hills, etc.).
- Headings/titles and column/row headings should start with a capital letter unless a proper noun is featured.
- Product names follow the source capitalisation.
- Names of the buildings, monuments, tunnels and bridges.
- Titles of organisations, institutions, directorates, units, sections, office holders, committees, delegations, etc.
- Periods, events, festivals, seasons.
Should NOT be capitalised
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