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Ap stlye help

  1. 1. AP Style Help Neil Morgan
  2. 2. agent <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Capital/Capitol <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Capitol - Capitalize U.S. Capitol and the Capitol when referring to the building in Washington. Follow the same practice when referring to state Capitols. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foul/Fowl <ul><li>Foul - Foul means offensive or out of line. </li></ul><ul><li>Fowl - A fowl is a bird, especially the larger domestic birds used as food: chickens, ducks and turkeys. </li></ul>
  5. 5. State Names <ul><li>Spell out the names of the 50 U.S. states whenever they stand alone. </li></ul><ul><li>There are eight names of states that never get abbreviated: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah. </li></ul><ul><li>Abbreviate all other state names when: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used in conjunction with cities in datelines or text. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When used in short-form listings of political affiliation. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Pope <ul><li>Capitalize when used as a formal title before a name; lowercase in all other references. </li></ul><ul><li>Pope Paul spoke to the crowd. </li></ul><ul><li>At the close of his address, the pope gave his blessing. </li></ul>

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