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AP Style tip: Stanch is a verb: He stanched the flow of blood.Staunch is an adjective: She is a staunch supporter of equality.
AP Style tip: Is it not-so-good or not so good? Doubled up or doubled-up? Let's ask Ask the Editor:
How do you use Inc., Ltd. or LLC in a business name? Guest expert @philanapj joins #APStyleChat on business style Monday, 2:30 p.m. EDT.
AP Style tip: Wicca is a religion shaped by pagan beliefs and practices. Wiccan is both an adjective and a noun. Uppercase in all uses.
Hacker commonly describes someone who unlawfully penetrates proprietary computer systems.
We are open for business. Share your business style questions using #APStyleChat. Guest expert @philanap will answer Monday, 2:30 p.m. EDT.
You will profit from guest expert @philanap's expertise in our #APStyleChat on business news style July 21, 2:30 p.m. EDT.
The only place to order the 2014 AP Stylebook is our website:
Here's a timeline @utknightcenter did on some major Stylebook changes, @ananny:
AP Style tip: Capitalize a disease known by name of person or geographical area: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Ebola virus.
We have a #WorldCup style guide on our website: AP Lingofy checks for World Cup terms.
Megachurch typically describes a Protestant church with an average of 2,000 or more attendees at weekly services.
AP Style tip: NGO is nongovernmental organization, usually a nonproft, humanitarian group. Use NGO sparingly and only on second reference.
Use biological parents for birth mother and father. Preferred phrasing: A child is placed for adoption, rather than given up for adoption.
AP Style tip: The adoptive status of a child or his or her parents should be mentioned only when its relevance is clear in story. @jmvatc
AP Style tip: Are they pre-pay or prepay policies? Let Ask the Editor answer:
Look up terms in AP Stylebook and Webster's New World College Dictionary in a single online resource:
AP Style tip: Terms to help get ready for the World Cup semifinals: offside, free kick, throw-in, red card, hand ball, backpass, one-two.
He knows it's out of date. MT @StaceyVaselaney @APStylebook, my dog won't let me use my book!
For your holiday plans, it's barbecue, not barbeque, Bar-B-Q or BBQ.
AP Style tip: We use forward and toward, not forwards and towards. @sammysaiya
AP Style tip: Ramadan is the Muslim holy month, marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. It ends with Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
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AP Style tip: The holiday is Fourth of July or July Fourth. Also Independence Day.
When writing about Middle East respiratory syndrome, MERS is acceptable on second reference.