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Correct spelling, use of accents, punctuation marks, etc.

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Maiuscola per la parola Sibilla

Non riesco a capire il motivo per cui in molte fonti trovo scritto "Sibilla" con la lettera maiuscola. Teoricamente dovrebbe essere un nome comune visto che le sacerdotesse erano più di una e quindi ...
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Plural form of “olio”

Wikipedia lists some rules and suggests that the plural form of olio is olii. I used to think that oli sounds (and writes) better, and Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia confirms that. Treccani, ...
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È obbligatorio usare la maiuscola dopo un punto interrogativo o esclamativo?

È obbligatorio usare la maiuscola dopo un punto interrogativo o esclamativo?
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Usage of accented vowels in words that have same spelling but different meaning

Is it mandatory to write accented vowels to differentiate words that are written in the same way but that have different meanings? For example is it correct to write: Ieri ho mangiato una pesca Oggi ...
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“Sono qui da trentun anni” versus “Sono qui da trentun'anni”

Sono qui da trentuno anni. Sono qui da trentun anni. Sono qui da trentun'anni. Yes, the first is correct, but which one between the second and the third is correct?
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Items of a list: Should I capitalize them and use a period at the end?

In English, the items of a list are written like in the following sentence. I have done all my today's jobs: Prepared breakfast for the family Made sure everybody was awake in time for ...
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Capitalization of the first word after a colon

In American English the following sentence would be correctly written. It is true: She wanted me to say she was with me when her husband was killed. The first word after the colon is written ...
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È più corretto “vabbè” o “vabbé”?

Posto che se non erro la grafia corretta sarebbe va be', in caso per qualche motivo lo si debba scrivere in questa forma gergale, l'accento andrebbe grave (vabbè) o acuto (vabbé)?
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Rule to capitalize a title?

A common way to format titles (of movies, songs, publications,...) in English is to capitalize the starting letter of every word (for example: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). This practice ...

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