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I.E. & E.G.

These abbreviations come from Latin: e.g.: exempli gratia, meaning “for example.” i.e.: id est, meaning “it is” Use a period after each letter, but no space. Always follow either with a comma. It’s often best to use them in parentheses,...Read More

Mobile devices, iPhone, iPad, & Android

Avoid branded names for specific devices, like iPhone, iPad or even Android device, unless a product or service is limited to that particular platform. “Mobile devices” refers to phones and tablets collectively. If you need to differentiate between phones and tablets,...Read More

Italics

Italics are de rigueur for unfamiliar foreign words and for the titles of: Books Magazines Movies Musical recordings (i.e., albums, not songs) Newspapers Operas Paintings and photographs Plays Because formatting can be unreliable, avoid using italics (or bold) for...Read More

Italics

Use italics for unfamiliar foreign words and for the titles of: Books Magazines Newspapers Movies Musical recordings Paintings and photographs Plays Operas and long musical compositions with names Do not rely on italics for emphasis, as formatting may be out of your...Read More

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