A) If you use a colon, do you capitalize the first word that follows? B) I'm editing my short story, and in it I used the phrase "absolutely identical". Is absolutely necessary? In my mind, it adds a punch, as in there is no difference what-so-ever. But to me that's what identical means. It's just that identical to me sounds a little less definite. What do you think? Is it redundant, or does it help?