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Jan 27 2009   8:43PM GMT

Writing for Business – titles and capitalization

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
Our ______, Barack Obama, is actively exploring the potential of open source software for government use.
a. President
b. president

Answer: b

Explanation: When title and name are separated by a comma, the title is not capitalized. Capitalize a title if it and the name are used together (President Barack Obama).

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