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Should it be

Escape from Sobibor

or

Escape From Sobibor

for the title
which is correct?
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"For English titles do not capitalize joining words such as "of", "the", "a", "in", etc. unless they are the first, last or only word in of the title. "Lord of the Rings" is correctly capitalized. "Lord Of The Rings" is not. "The Matrix"

I believe from would be a "joining' word.

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Thats what i thought, but I have a no vote, and their reason is they say it should be From
because it is an action verb
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LOL, hardly, sounds like somebody needs remedial English.

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'from' is a preposition (like in, on, etc.), not a verb.  Not capitalized in a title.
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Actually From is an action word it is what they are doing at Sobibor, they are escaping from it.  It is not Escape of Sobibor which I would agree would not require capitalization.  The from is the actual action of what is happening at the site.
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from dictionary.com

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
from      /fr?m, fr?m; unstressed fr?m/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[fruhm, from; unstressed fruhm] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–preposition 1. (used to specify a starting point in spatial movement): a train running west from Chicago. 
2. (used to specify a starting point in an expression of limits): The number of stores will be increased from 25 to 30. 
3. (used to express removal or separation, as in space, time, or order): two miles from shore; 30 minutes from now; from one page to the next. 
4. (used to express discrimination or distinction): to be excluded from membership; to differ from one's father. 
5. (used to indicate source or origin): to come from the Midwest; to take a pencil from one's pocket. 
6. (used to indicate agent or instrumentality): death from starvation. 
7. (used to indicate cause or reason): From the evidence, he must be guilty. 


Per the dictionary it is a preposition.
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Quoting Lord Of The Sith:
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Actually From is an action word it is what they are doing at Sobibor, they are escaping from it.  It is not Escape of Sobibor which I would agree would not require capitalization.  The from is the actual action of what is happening at the site.


Now it has been a very long time since my last English class... but wouldn't the action word be Escape... how is from an action word... how do you from? 
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Actually From is an action word it is what they are doing at Sobibor, they are escaping from it.  It is not Escape of Sobibor which I would agree would not require capitalization.  The from is the actual action of what is happening at the site.


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Actually the Rules need to be slightly modified.  "Joining" words (otherwise known as conjunctions) are words like "and", "but", "or" and the like.

"From" is a preposition, not a "joining word", but generally speaking prepositions are not capitalized in Titles.  However, there are exceptions for longer prepositions of more than four letters such as "Above".  There are always exceptions in the English language.
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Not trying to be difficult here ... but what if the actual title on the DVD shows the beginning letters of all the words in capitals? What if ALL the words are capitalized?

Ones that have me wondering are:

2 Days in the Valley ... cover shows 2 days in the valley

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ... cover shows 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

These are only a couple of examples ...

Just want to know how these should actually read.
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hal which way in this case do you think it should be?
from or From
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The cover shows
ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR
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It's that new English...kinda like that new math they teach in schools nowadays 
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I guess as I look over more of the DVD's ... it is obvious that moretimes then not the titles are ALL capitalized.

Guess it is best to do like what was mentioned above ... meaning ...

The Lord of the Rings ... not ...

The Lord Of The Rings ... or ...

THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
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OMG, is there nothing that will not be argued.

Does anybody know what is...is?

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