Capital letter

English translation: Apparently not

12:27 Jun 22, 2019
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English term or phrase: Capital letter
The collaborations are tend to be
1) sporadic because the teachers and/or collaborators do not take into consideration the entire curriculum,
2) one-sided, because the coordinators only respond to teachers’ requests, and
3) limited because teachers rarely know about the community.
・Therefore, mutual collaborations are required to achieve success.

Should sporadic, one-sided, and limited start with the capital letter?

Thank you!
Sue-my
Local time: 08:00
English translation:Apparently not
Explanation:
If the list item does not begin with a proper noun, according to this site you should not use capital letters for each item.
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Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 21:00
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4 +6Apparently not
Martin Riordan


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capital letter
Apparently not


Explanation:
If the list item does not begin with a proper noun, according to this site you should not use capital letters for each item.

Example sentence(s):
  • Begin the first word in each item with a lowercased letter.

    https://getitwriteonline.com/articles/vertical-lists/
Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 21:00
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 24
Grading comment
Thank you very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: The answer (IMO) is no because each item is a continuation of the sentence that begins "The collaborations tend to be".
1 min
  -> Thanks Charles. That makes sense...

agree  Joanna Carroll
4 mins
  -> Thanks Joanna.

agree  Charlotte Fleming
17 mins
  -> Thanks Charlotte.

agree  Tony M: I have seen capitals advocated for lists after a : but personally I don't think it does anything to help understanding.
19 mins
  -> Thanks Tony.

agree  Oliveira Simões: I agree with Charles Davis (no capitalization). If the goal is to highlight the terms, boldface might be an option.
48 mins
  -> Thanks OS.

agree  Tina Vonhof: and with Charles.
2 hrs
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