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AP Style tip: Lowercase peshmerga, Kurdish fighting group. In copy: a pershmerga fighter was killed, not a pershmerga was killed.
AP Style tip: It's the World Series on first reference; the Series can be used on second reference.
Did you miss our #APStyleChat on pets? Check it out on Storify: via @Storify
Si! MT @cstoddard: there's an @APStylebook for Spanish, too. Now I have twice as many rules to know by heart!
AP Style tip: The National Institutes of Health is the principal biomedical research arm of the federal government.
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Revision: Why do we capitalize the word Ebola? The disease is associated with a geographical name, Ebola River.
AP Style tip: Abbreviate titles before a full name: Dr., Gov., Lt. Gov., Rep., Sen., the Rev. Abbreviate junior or senior after a name.
AP Style tip: Why do we capitalize the word ebola? The disease is associated with a geographical name, Ebola River.
MT @15Lauralu: Happy to see @AP at #PRSAICON, and happy to hear college profs are still teaching @APStylebook to students. #CriticalSkills
Police dogs and some military dogs are K-9s, uppercase K and number 9, with hyphen. #APStyleChat
Thank you for joining #APStyleChat on pets. Our next chat is Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. EST with food editor Jason Hirsch @JM_Hirsch.
Euthanize is customary for pets, though put down is also used. Kill or destroy is more common at kill shelters. #APStyleChat
Examples: basset hound, pit bull terrier, Boston terrier, Rottweiler, Yorkshire terrier, Labrador retriever. #APStyleChat
In general, capitalize words derived from proper names. Lowercase elsewhere. #APStyleChat
We follow Webster's New World College Dictionary for spelling dog and cat breeds. #APStyleChat @NotAPlainJayne
Hotel, restaurant and retail industries use pet-friendly if animals are welcome. Boundaries may apply. #APStyleChat
A female dog is spayed, a male dog is neutered. Both are sterilized. The word fixed is OK if used in a quote. #APStyleChat
Animal ages are written in people years, not converted to dog years. Rex just turned 8. (In dog years, he would be 56.) #APStyleChat
The cat, which was frightened, ran to its basket. Molly, the cat, ran to her basket. #APStyleChat
The dog was scared and it barked. Max was scared and he barked at the man. #APStyleChat
Don't use a personal pronoun for an animal unless its sex is known or it has a name. #APStyleChat
Household pets are described as canines, specific breeds and mixed breeds. #APStyleChat
It's Dr. on first reference for veterinarians. Identify the specialty later in stories if not obvious. #APStyleChat
Is it dog walker or dogwalker? Our preference is dog walker, two words. #APStyleChat
Welcome to our #APStyleChat on pets with Sue Manning. Questions about our style on dogs, cats and other pets? Send them our way.
Stop by the @AP booth at #PRSAICON 3:30-5 p.m. today to learn about Stylebook products. You might even win a Stylebook prize.
Get your style purring like a kitten. Join #APStyleChat at 2:30 p.m. EDT today to ask our guest Sue Manning about the style of pets.
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When you write about a dog, do you say he or she or do you use it? Sue Manning joins #APStyleChat 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday to talk pets.
Ask the style questions that are dogging you in our Twitter chat about the style of pets, 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday. #APStyleChat
AP Style tip: It's Nobel Prize in literature or Nobel Prize winner. Lowercase prize when not linked with Nobel. More:
Dog walker or dogwalker? Find out at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday when guest expert Sue Manning joins #APStyleChat to discuss the style of pets.
AP Style tip: The word mom is uppercase only when the noun substitutes for a name as a term of address: Hi, Mom!
AP Style tip: Let us hear from you. We're accepting suggestions for new or updated entries for the 2015 Stylebook:
AP Style tip: a person is accused of, not with, a crime. Preferred: John Jones, accused of the slaying, not accused slayer John Jones.
Yom Kippur, Jewish Day of Atonement, begins tonight. Eid al-Adha, "Feast of Sacrifice," starts tomorrow across much of the Muslim world.
AP Style tip: Is it gaga pit or ga-ga pit? Let's find out what Ask the Editor thinks:
AP Style tip: Our preferred spelling is protester, not protestor. Read more:
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AP Style tip: Use the English translation in copy for the international aid group Doctors Without Borders.
AP Style tip: Afghan is the term for the people and culture of Afghanistan. Read more:
AP Style tip: Use attorney general, attorneys general. Never abbreviate. Capitalize as a title before a name: Attorney General Eric Holder.
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AP Style tip: Are the titles of academic courses capitalized? Let's turn to Ask the Editor for the answer:
AP Style tip: Rosh Hashana is the Jewish new year.
General Assembly, Security Council and the Secretariat are acceptable in all references under a United Nations dateline.
Use U.N. General Assembly, U.N. Security Council and U.N. Secretariat in first references not under a United Nations dateline.