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  • 1. AP Style Help Neil Morgan
  • 2. agent
    • Lowercase unless it is a formal title used before a name. In the FBI, the formal title is special agent. Use Special Agent William Smith if appropriate in a special context. Otherwise, make it agent William Smith or FBI agent William Smith.
  • 3. Capital/Capitol
    • Capital - The city where a seat of government is located. Do not capitalize. When used in a financial sense, capital describes money, equipment or property used in a business by a person or corporation.
    • Capitol - Capitalize U.S. Capitol and the Capitol when referring to the building in Washington. Follow the same practice when referring to state Capitols.
  • 4. Foul/Fowl
    • Foul - Foul means offensive or out of line.
    • Fowl - A fowl is a bird, especially the larger domestic birds used as food: chickens, ducks and turkeys.
  • 5. State Names
    • Spell out the names of the 50 U.S. states whenever they stand alone.
    • There are eight names of states that never get abbreviated: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah.
    • Abbreviate all other state names when:
      • Used in conjunction with cities in datelines or text.
      • When used in short-form listings of political affiliation.
  • 6. Pope
    • Capitalize when used as a formal title before a name; lowercase in all other references.
    • Pope Paul spoke to the crowd.
    • At the close of his address, the pope gave his blessing.

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