People often get confused between the words alumnus, alumni, alumna and alumnae. AP Style guide suggests writers to use each of these words correctly as these words are different from each other. Continue reading the whole post to get out of the confusion between alumnus, alumni, alumna and alumnae. What AP Style Suggests? 1. Alumnus: Alumnus is used to refer a graduate and it should be a male graduate. It is a singular noun. So, it means that this particular word is for a singular … [Read more...]
AP Style Guide
Most of the newspaper, magazine and other online publication writers prefer AP Style for their publications. So, do you want an effective or effecient publication? Do you want to make your write-up a perfectly acceptable write-up?
Then, you can follow this AP Style Guide to make your writing error-free; to access acceptable grammar, spelling, usage and punctuation.
Ante meridiem (a.m.) is a Latin phrase which means before midday. On the other hand, post meridiem (p.m.) means after midday. a.m. stands for = Ante meridiem p.m. stands for = Post meridiem What AP Style Suggests? According to this particular style, you cannot capitalize the abbreviations a.m. and p.m. You should abbreviate ante meridiem and post meridiem with lowercase letters. a.m. , p.m. = Correct A.M. , P.M. = Wrong For example, • The presentation will be at 11 a.m. Important … [Read more...]
Mostly people search how to, correctly, write numbers within sentences. AP Style guide helps you to have an idea about the usage of numerals in publications. General rule: This is a general rule that you should write numbers starting from one to nine by spelling them out. Otherwise, it is necessary to use figures after nine i.e. 10, 11, 12, and so on. For example, 1. They need three more days for their presentation. 2. It is the third time that you are asking me about the … [Read more...]
AIDS is widely accepted acronym. It stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is a serious disease which is caused by a disease named HIV. HIV is a virus that stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Note: You cannot write or say ‘HIV Virus’. HIV Virus = Human Immunodeficiency Virus Virus (Wrong) HIV = Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Correct) These two diseases cannot be interchangeable. HIV and AIDS are two different diseases. You cannot mixed them up. Unlike the other viruses … [Read more...]
According to AP Style, you don’t have to write your exact age in figures everywhere. There are some specific areas in which you can mention your age. For example, you can mention your age in figures in your profiles, forms such as admission or application forms, eulogy, etc. However, if someone says that ‘I can’t work much, I am too old’ or ‘a veteran of two world wars’, then there is no need to mention the exact age. The person’s age is relevant in this manner. Use Figures If you want to … [Read more...]