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Manual of Style and Usage




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URL: http://manualofstyleandusage.blogspot.com/
Site Description: The support and protection of the scholastic writer’s growing craft
Date Joined: May 22, 2008

Tags: Language, Grammar, Style, Usage, Convention


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USE OF NAMES IN FIRST REFERENCE
on Jun 21, 2008 in USE OF NAMES IN FIRST REFERENCE In first reference, use the first name, middle name, and family name; first name, middle initial, and family name; first initial, middle initial, and family name; or the first name and family name; not the first initial and family name: Raymond Pasc...



ACT, SCENE, AND LINE NUMBERS
on Jun 21, 2008 in ACT NUMBERS LINE NUMBERS SCENE NUMBERS Express act, scene, and line numbers in figures: Act V, Scene 10, Line 15...



USE OF EXCLAMATION MARK II
on Jun 21, 2008 in USE OF EXCLAMATION MARK Do not overuse exclamation marks because they will introduce an almost hysterical tone, or they will deaden the emphasis of a sentence or sentences: We felt that the freshmen were craving for help, and we, the seniors, came to rescue!!! What was wro...



CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES
on Jun 15, 2008 in CONSTITUTIONAL BODIES In second and further references, abbreviate constitutional bodies as follows: BSP Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas COA Commission on Audit Comelec Commission on Elections CSC Civil Service Commission OO Office of the Ombudsman...



TRADEMARKS, BRAND NAMES, SERVICE MARKS
on Jun 15, 2008 in SERVICE MARKS BRAND NAMES TRADEMARKS Capitalize specific names of trademarks, brand names, service marks, among other marks of ownership: Sony, Coca-Cola, Yahoo!, among others.



MONTHS THAT HAVE FIVE OR MORE LETTERS
on Jun 15, 2008 in MONTHS THAT HAVE FIVE OR MORE LETTERS Abbreviate months that have five or more letters when they are used in complete dates: Jan. 1, 1996; Feb. 2, 1997; Mar. 3, 1998; Apr. 4, 1999; Aug. 8, 2004; Sept. 9, 2005; Oct. 10, 2006; Nov. 11, 2007; Dec. 12, 2008.



USE OF EXCLAMATION MARK I
on Jun 13, 2008 in USE OF EXCLAMATION MARK Use an exclamation mark after an interjection or exclamation or after an exclamatory sentence: We felt that the freshmen were craving for help, and we, the seniors, came to rescue! What was wrong with that? We never wanted to isolate the sophomores...



FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME, FAMILY NAME
on Jun 13, 2008 in USE OF NAMES Names of persons, real or fictitious, are always capitalized. Names refer to the first name, middle name, and family name; first name, middle initial, and family name; first initial, middle initial, and family name; or the first name and family name;...



MAKATI SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL
on Jun 13, 2008 in MAKATI SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL In first reference to the Makati Science High School, write the Makati Science High School. In second and further references, write the Makati Science (formal), not the MakSci or the MSHS (informal). In headlines, write Makati Science, not the Maka...



MONTHS THAT HAVE LESS THAN FIVE LETTERS
on Jun 10, 2008 in MONTHS THAT HAVE LESS THAN FIVE LETTERS Spell out months that have less than five letters when they are used in complete dates: May 5, 2000; June 6, 2001; July 7, 2002.



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