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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. Not hyphenated when referring to electronic mail - hyphenate other e- terms such as: e-book or e-commerce

3. In general - confine capitalization to formal titles used directly before an individual's name

4. Despite means the same thing and is shorter

5. Never towards - for a word meaning: moving in a specific direction

6. Two objects must be in motion before they can ____.

7. Use with great care - Avoid any suggestion that the writer is making an allegation - Specify the source of an allegation (arrest record etc.) - Use alleged bribe or similar phrase when necessary to make it clear that an unproved action is not being

8. A person who gives advice - never advisor

9. The preferred term to describe adherents of Islam

10. When referring to a man who has attended a school

11. For: peace - chemistry - literature - physics and physiology or medicine - the prize in economic studies is in memorial to alfred and should be referred to as such - ceremonies are held on Dec. 10 - Capitalize when with name - lowercase when not with

12. Completeness of process of supplementing something

13. A table-like platform used in a religious service

14. A member of a predominantly black Islamic sect in the United States. However the term is considered DEROGATORY by members of the sect - who call themselves muslims

15. A group of people - often military or animals

16. When referring to a group of men or men and women who attended a school

17. To change

18. All nouns that mean different computer functions. Must use these in two words when in verb form.

19. Should not be used as an adverb - use only as adjective. "I feel badly" - could be interpreted as meaning that your sense of touch was bad.

20. Means to influence

21. To swing the arms widely

22. Plural form of a standard

23. One who leaves a country ___s from it

24. Means to gaze intently or steadily

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

26. AP does not italicize words in news stories.

27. Correct punctuation and spelling for family relative by marriage

28. Extension of time or degree

29. References to insurance

30. Singular form of a standard

31. Ashore and not on naval stations flags are flown at

32. Lowercase - spell out the numbers less than 10

33. On ships and at naval stations flags are flown at

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

35. Not savings - no hyphen - when linking term with the name of a time zone - use only the word daylight (capitalize only when used with a time zone) - lowercase in all uses

36. 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.

37. Denotes praise of the expression of courtesy

38. Bulk or quantity reduced in number

39. Capitalize as a title and lowercase in all other forms

40. Use the abbreviation for number in conjunction with a figure to indicate position or rank

41. Implies a standard of average performance for a given group

42. Assistance

43. Is the middle number of points in a series arranged in order of size

44. Means to receive

45. Adjective stopped - firm and steadfast

46. 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.

47. When referring to a woman who has attended a school

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

49. Do not use when referring to East Asian nations and their peoples. Asian is the acceptable term for an inhabitant of these nations

50. Indicates a state of reclining. It does not take a direct object. Its past tense is lay. Its past participle is lain and present participle is lying - when __ means to make an untrue statement - the verb forms are lie - lied - lying.