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How often do you spell out the names of firms, organizations, and groups?
on first mention... after... u abbreviate if they are commonly known
When are time zones abbreviated?
when used with a specific time
Do you ever spell the time zones out?
yes, when they are not with a specific time
AUburn is in teh central time zone
incorrect: a specific time is not given

Auburn is in the Central time zone
Auburn is on Central Daylight Time.
Correct
Warner Brothers
Incorrect: ab. when the firm does

Warner Bros:
Smith & Sons Inc
Correct
When are Street, Avenue, and Blvd ab?
When they include the number
Are those the only ones ab?
yes, STAB

St, Abe, Blvd
Which ones do you spell out?
Road, Drive, Place, Circle, Lane, Terrace
When are North, South, East, West, and all those combos ab?
When a number is given
otherwise without a number you spell it out
116 South College St.
Incorrect: Do not spell out when a number is given

116 S. college St.
I live on South College Street
Correct
3 East Majnolia Avenue
Incorrect: Ab. when a number is given for both Ave, and E

3 E. Magnolia Ave
How many letters does a state have to be ab?
states that have fewer than 6 letters

Idaho, ohio, maine, texas, utah, iowa
What two states are never ab?
Alaska and Hawaii
When do you ab states?
When they follow cities, military bases, national parks
He was born in Amite, Lousiana and moved to Auburn, Ala.
Incorrect: ab La because it is used after a city

He was born in Amite, La
when do you spell out the States
when they are used alone
He was born in Alabama.
Correct
Connecticut
Conn.
Delaware
Del.
Illinois
Ill.
Kansas
Kan.
Louisana
La.
Maryland
Md.
Massachusetts
Mass.
Minnesota
Minn.
Mississippi
Miss.
North Carolina
N.C.
New Hampshire
N.H.
New Jersey
N.J.
Oklahoma
Okla.
Oregon
Ore.
Pennsylvania
Pa.
Rhode Island
R.I.
Vermont
Vt.
West Virginia
W. Va.
Wyoming
Wyo.
United States Chamber of Commererce
Incorrect: Ab U.S. when used in titles or as adjectives

U.S. Chamber of Commerece
U.S. foreign policy
Correct
The foreign policy of the United States has been...
Correct
The membership of the U.N. is divided...
Incorrect: spell out U.S. or U.N. when used as a noun

The membership of the United Nations is...
What months are always spelled out?
March, April, May, June, July
John went to Chicago in Junuary and returned February 3.
incorrect: ab months only when used with a calender date

John went to Chicago in Janurary and returned Feb. 3
The Battle of Iwo Jima started Feb. 19, 1945q
correct
When are days of the week ab?
never
when is the full name of a person used in a newsstory?
Upon first mention... then use the last name
When are professional titles used?
upon first mention
When do you use Sen., Rep, Gov, Lt.Gov, The Rev, Dr, and military titles?
they should be ab when appreating before a name and the full name should be there
Lueitenant Governer lucy Bacley said...
Incorrect: Ab when the full name is used

Lt. Gov. Lucy Bacley said...
Governer Riley went to court...
Correct
major
Maj.
Brigadier general
Brig. Gen.
colonel
Col.
second lieutenant
2nd Lt.
sergeant first class
Sgt.1st Class
corporal
Cpl.
vice admiral
Vice Adm.
commander
Cmdr.
lieutenant junior grade
Lt. j.g.
Do you ever spell out 1st or 2nd?
yes, at the start of the sentance
The colors are red, blue, green, and purple
Incorrect: drop the comma before the conjunction

The colors are red, blue, green and purple
Do you use a comma before of?
no
They were Dan Jones of Opelika
Correct
I think you should not, but who am i to offer advice?
Incorrect: Use a dash because it is sudden change

I think you should not--but who am I to give advice?
Ambition and hard work--these are the ingredients of success.
Correct: The dash marks a summing up at the end of a sent.
He recovered the leaky roof.
Incorrect: Use a hyphen when ambiguity would result

He re-covered the roof.
He recovered his health.
Correct
a first quarter touchdown
Incorrect: Use a hyphen when there is a compound modifier

a first-quarter touchdown
a full time job
Incorrect: compound modifier

a full-time job
a 40-hour week
Correct
an easily-remembered rule
Incorrect: do not use hyphens with adverbs ending in ly or with very

an easily remembered rule
a very good time
Correct
She is of Italian-American descent.
Correct
She is Mexican American.
incorrect-use a hyphen to express dual heritage.
The 3 year old girl.
Incorrect: 3-year-old is one complete though

A 3-year-old girl
The 6-foot-2 player...
Correct
The girl was 3 years old.
Correct
dont
Incorrect: don't

use in contractions
The 90s
Incorrect: Use ' in the omission of figures

The '90s
Three 4's
Correct
four As
Incorrect: use ' in the plural of figures and letters.

four A's
The cars' wheels
Incorrect: it is not natural to use the possessive here

The wheels of the car
The roofs of the barns
Correct
The church's needs
Correct
the girl's toy
Correct
the witnes's answer
Incorrect: common noun add 's

The witness's answer
Williams's play
Incorrect: Proper noun you just add 's

Williams' play
Moses' law
correct
women's rights
correct
mens' rights
incorrect: add 's to plural nouns not ending in s

men's right
The churches' needs
Correct
The girls' toys
Correct
What puncuation always goes inside the quoatation marks?
The comma and the period
Other puncuation is placed how?
according to constrcution
"Why are you going"? she asked
Incorrect: the girl said it so it shoudl be inside

"Why are you going?" she asked.
Why call it a "men's agreement"?
Correct
When do you spell out numbers?
Spell out numbers below 10