AP Style G

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Journalism quiz 4 AP style chapter G

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AP Style G
  1. Gay
    1. Men and women attracted to the same sex, Lesbian is more common term for women.
      1. Preferred over homosexual except in clinical contexts or references to sexual activity.
        1. Avoid references to "sexual preference" or to a gay or alternative "lifestyle".
        2. Geographic names
          1. Domestic: DON'T use POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS for STATE names.
            1. Foreign: First source for the spelling of all foreign place names is Webster's Dictionary.
              1. Capitalize common nouns when they form an integral part of a proper name, but lowercase when they stand alone.
                1. "Pennsylvania Avenue" VS. "The avenue"
              2. Governmental Bodies
                1. Full Name: Capitalize full proper names of gov. agencies, departments and offices.
                  1. "The U.S. Department of State, the Boston City Council, the Chicago Fire Department."
                  2. Without Jurisdiction: Retain CAPS in referring to a specific body if the dateline or context makes the name of the nation, state, etc. necessary.
                    1. "the City Council, the Fire Department"
                      1. Lowercase condensed names: "the department, the council"
                    2. Plural, Nonspesifics = Words that are capitalized when part of a proper name should be lowercased when they are plural or do not refer to a specific, existing body.
                      1. "The town does not have a fire department. the bill requires city council to provide matching funds. The president will address the lower houses of the New York and New Jersey legislatures.
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