Capitalization question...


This is a work of fiction and the author uses an example where the character looks up the word blatant. She words it as

Blatant: "Very obvious."

Is this the correct way to say it grammatically?

See example:

Blatant: "Very obvious."
asked Jan 24 '13 at 03:37 Robin New member

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I would get rid of both the capitalization and the quotation marks.  The colon is enough punctuation to indicate that this is what was written in the dictionary.  Since the character is looking it up, I would write it in a way closer to how the dictionary does it.  There is no capitalization. 


Blatant: brazenly obvious.

link comment answered Jan 24 '13 at 05:33 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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