Capitalization

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The Grammarly suggested I capitalize the word "this" in the following sentence: Most high school students are the least interested in education because

this is during their puberty stages where staying focus is not an easy task, therefore; positive

My question is: Should I change the word "this" to "This"?

See example:

this is during their puberty stages where staying focus is not an easy task, therefore; positive stimulations are imperative.
asked Feb 05 at 21:55 Michelle New member

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You seem to have a hard return after because.  A hard return is when you hit the Enter key and you start a new line, as you would when you start a new paragraph.  That makes your long sentence appear to be two different sentences.  The computer would then recognize the first part of your sentence (ending with because) as an incomplete sentence.  It would recognize this to be the first word of the next sentence.  Of course, the first word of a sentence should be capitalized.

 

You have a number of other problems with your sentence.  The sentence is very awkward, but two phrases can be easily fixed:

the least interested - uninterested

during their puberty stages - during puberty

 

Where shoud be replaced with whenWhere is used when talking about a location.  When is used when talking about a period of time, such as during puberty.

 

Focus should be focused.

 

If you want to use a semicolon rather than make this two sentences, the semicolon would be before the word therefore, not after it.  There would be a comma after therefore

link comment answered Feb 06 at 11:04 Patty T Grammarly Fellow
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Because must be followed by a reason. You have not mentioned it. 

link comment answered Feb 06 at 05:50 Sanjay Contributor

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