AP Style Set 2
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AP Style Set 2
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Achilles tendon or Achilles' tendon?
Achilles heel or Achilles' heel?
One square mile is equal to how many acres?
Acting Mayor Jim James or acting Mayor Jim James?
acting Mayor Jim James
Act 1 or Act One?
1st act or first act?
A.D. 96 or 96 A.D.?
ad lib or ad-lib?
admissible or admissable?
ad nauseam or ad-nauseam?
The period including the four Sundays preceding Christmas
adviser or advisor?
Afghan or Afghani?
Afghan. Afghani refers to the currency
after party or after-party?
Ages are always written as...
What is the difference between aide and aid?
Aid means assistance. An aide is a person who serves as an assistant
air bag or air-bag?
air base or air-base?
air condition or air-condition?
air fare or airfare?
Refers to any of the Air Force's aircrafts that the president may be using.
Air Force One
air mail or airmail?
aka or a.k.a.
do not abbreviate
a province of western Canada. No abbreviation.
recovering or reformed alcoholic
Pan-Arab satellite television news network based in Doha, Qatar.
all right or alright?
What is the difference between allude and refer?
To allude is to speak of it without specifically mentioning it. To refer is to mention directly.
al-Qaida or Al-Qaida
AM radio or A.M. radio?
Amber Alert or amber alert?
amid or amidst?
amuck or amok?
angry at someone or with someone?
both are acceptable
When can the word "another" be used?
When an element duplicates a previously stated quantity. (ex. Ten people took the test; another 10 refused.)
Any law or policy designed to encourage competition by curtailing monopolistic power and unfair business practices.
When do you capitalize "army"?
When referring to U.S. forces: the U.S. Army. Do not capitalize for forces of other nations.
Capitalize types of artwork?
No. impressionism, modernism and other styles and movements should be lower case.
as if or as though?
"as if" is preferred, but both are acceptable
Difference between a killer and a murderer?
A murderer is one who is convicted of murder in a court of law
If a prominent person is shot one day and dies the next, which day was he assassinated?
The day he was attacked.
stands alone in datelines
What is the plural for of attorney general?
Should "author" be used as a verb?
awe struck or awe-struck
ax or axe?