Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schinde...@gmx.de> writes: >> > Interactive rebase's scripts may be indented; We need to handle this >> > case, too, now that we prepare the sequencer to process interactive >> > rebases. >> >> s/; We need/; we need/ > > Hrmpf. From http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/marks/colon.htm: > > There is some disagreement among writing reference manuals about > when you should capitalize an independent clause following a > colon. Most of the manuals advise that when you have more than one > sentence in your explanation or when your sentence(s) is a formal > quotation, a capital is a good idea. The NYPL Writer's Guide urges > consistency within a document; the Chicago Manual of Style says > you may begin an independent clause with a lowercase letter unless it's > one of those two things (a quotation or more than one sentence). > The APA Publication Manual is the most extreme: it advises us to > always capitalize an independent clause following a colon. The advice > given above is consistent with the Gregg Reference Manual. > > Based on that, I think that a capital is the correct case here.
Does that manual have anything to say about semicolons, which is a different thing?