In hyphenated compounds, capitalize all words that would be capitalized without the hyphens.
"Bait-and-Switch Advertising: Consumers Beware!"
The Four-Gated City
The first word in a sentence is always capitalized. 5
Whenever I see you, I have a good time. The first word of a complete sentence in quotation marks is capitalized.
He said, "When I arrive, we will begin."
A complete sentence enclosed in dashes, brackets, or parentheses is not
capitalized when it is part of another sentence.
I can't wait to see the new summer movies (last year's were bombs). I can't wait to see the new summer movies. (Tast year's were bombs.)
Capitalization of a question embedded in a sentence but not quoted is optional, but be consistent.
The issue is, What [or what] is the university's role in environmental protection?
Capitalization of an independent clause after a colon is optional, but be consistent.
We had to keep working for one reason: The [or the] deadline was upon us.
If a series of sentences follows a colon, the first word of each one is usually capitalized. Capitalization of a series of questions that are only a word or phrase is optional.
Today's meeting will deal with two questions: What is the university's role in environmental protection? What is the university's role in the community?
I have only three questions: when? where? and why?