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Media Writing And Editing Styleguide

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1. Introduces two items - is the correct word when expressing the relationships of three or more items considered one pair at a time - all pronouns must be in the objective case - between him and her - between you and me






2. To argue to the contrary






3. Means to cause or as a noun means a result






4. Means to flow in a continuous stream






5. Used in proper names and as someone in a parade






6. Two words in virtually all uses - one word only when used as an adjective before a noun in a nautical sense: an underway flotilla






7. Verb to stop the flow of something






8. Plural form of a standard






9. Use instead "survived by his wife" or "leaves his wife" not ______ of the late






10. The of is unnecessary






11. A verb meaning to blaze with sudden - bright light or to burst out in anger






12. Contain to include all or embrace. Used only actively.






13. The proper name for some trains and buses






14. For non essential clauses - where the pronoun is less necessary and use commas. use when referring to inanimate objects and to animals without a name






15. The term denoting that an individual was born in a given location






16. Use instead "survived by her husband" or "leaves her husband" not ______ of the late






17. Correct spelling for one who deceives by using a false identity






18. A person who has acquired the full civil rights of a nation either by birth or naturalization. Cities and states in the U.S. do not confer citizenship.






19. Not afterwards






20. To swing the arms widely






21. Twice a year (same as biannual)






22. Applied to a person residing away from the nation of which he or she is a citizen - or to a person under the protection of a specified nation.






23. Means in a hopeful manner. Do not use to mean it is hoped - let us hope or we hope - right: It is hoped we will complete our work in June. wrong: Hopefully - we will complete our work in June.






24. Also Independence Day. The federal legal holiday is observed on Friday if July 4 falls on a Saturday - on Monday if it falls on a Sunday.






25. Never alright. Hyphenate only if used colloquially as a compound modifier: He is an all-right guy.






26. The pronoun used for references to human beings and to animals with a name






27. Transportation vehicle






28. Use all-caps ZIP for zoning improvement plan - but always lowercase the word code - run the 5 digits together without a comma and do not put a comma between state name and ZIP






29. A specific body of advisers heading executive departments for a president - king - governor - etc






30. Extension of time or degree






31. Literally - to strip off the skin by whipping - figuratively to tongue-lash a person






32. NOW is acceptable on second reference- HQ is in Washington






33. Capitalize for architectural style or corporate or governmental bodies that use the word as part of their name. Lowercase when used as an adjective.






34. An aspect or stage






35. A listener or reader ____s something from the words






36. Create or put together. It is commonly used actively and passively.






37. Do not use before a date or day of the week (redundant) except at the beginning of a sentence.






38. Capitalize if preceded by state name or when used in proper title. lowercase in other uses.






39. Only for ensembles of actors - dancers - singers - etc.






40. Means more than the highest number (subtract lower number from highest number to get this)






41. Capitalize their proper names - do not use quotes






42. Always preferred over persons - persons only used when it's in a direct quote - also a collective noun when referring to a single race or nation so peoples should only be used when speaking of multiple groups






43. Never okay - all tenses of a word meaning all right


44. The correct word to introduce clauses - .e.g Jayne blocks the linebacker __ he should






45. Is the possessive of who






46. Correct spelling for a word that means a channel for communication between groups






47. Avoid the use of last as a synonym for latest if it might imply finality - this word is unnecessary to imply the most recent if there is a month or day used.






48. Multiple transportation vehicles






49. Means to guarantee






50. Do not use these titles just refer to person by first and last name.