African-American is used to refer a black American person. You can also use the word ‘black’ to refer an African-American or Black-American. For example, There should be equal political conditions for African Americans and White Americans. In 1921, Coleman became the first African American woman to be awarded an international pilot licence. (The Independent) Note: Don’t forget to capitalize African American. … [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.
A.D. and B.C. are both abbreviations. A.D. is the abbreviation for anno Domini while B.C. is the abbreviation for before Christ. Both are widely accepted abbreviations that refers to specific calendar years. Use of A.D. The abbreviation A.D. for anno Domini means ‘in the year of the Lord’. If you are referring A.D. with a year specified, then you should write A.D. before that figure. For example, • They ruled in the A.D. 740s. Use of B.C. The abbreviation B.C. refers to the years before … [Read more...]
AP Style also gives a guideline to write down the federal title ‘Administrative Law Judge’. This particular title refers a formal title for a person who serves as a professional hearing officer. If you are using this title as a formal title, then you should capitalize it and write it before a name. For example, • Administrative Law Judge Tammy Pust. However, you can also write this title by setting off commas. In this way, you do not need to capitalize this title. For example, • The … [Read more...]
You can follow this AP Style guide for writing addresses in a specific manner. Use of Abbreviations Ave., Blvd., and St. are some common address abbreviations. You can only use these address abbreviations with numbered addresses or when there is a number in your address. For example, • Address: 1200 California Ave. However, when there is no reference of number in your address, it is necessary to write full name (Avenue) by capitalizing it. For example, • Address: California … [Read more...]
The word accused is used to refer a group of people or a person who is on trial for a crime. The reason that I am coming up with this word is that most of the people use the word ‘accused’, for the people who are on trial, in a wrong way. There is a guideline that you can follow if you want your writing to be error-free. According to AP Style, you have to write ‘accused of’ instead of ‘accused with’. A person is accused of a crime, not with a crime. Accused of = Correct Accused with = … [Read more...]