Wikipedia:Styletips

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This is the Styletips project, which provides useful advice to editors on writing style and formatting in bite-size chunks from the Manual of Style and related pages. For the complete schedule of Styletips, see below.

Please place suggestions on the Talk page. The objective is to keep the focus of each tip narrow and to express it simply and briefly.

Styletips scheduling queue[edit]

List of tips
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/1 – Quotations within quotations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/2 – Number signs
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/3 – The year 1995
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/4 – Percentage ranges
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/5 – Case in expanded abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/6 – Gender-neutral language
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/7 – No initial the or a in article and section titles
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/8 – Downcase the generics
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/9 – Unit symbols: spacing
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/10 – Instructional and presumptuous language
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/11Including
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/12Current
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/13 – Within-text attribution
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/14 – Emphasizing a word
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/15 – Block quotes
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/16 – Unit symbols: figures
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/17 – Seasons
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/18 – Ampersand
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/19Circa
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/20US or U.S.?
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/21 – Pluralizing abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/22 – Points and spaces in abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/23 – Quotations: allowable typographical changes
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/24 – Formatting titles of literature and art
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/25 – Italics for emphasis
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/26 – Overlinking
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/27 – Subset terms
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/28 – Dashes in article titles
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/29 – Dates (I)
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/30 – Currency symbols
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/31 – Dates (II)
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/32 – No hyphen after -ly adverbs
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/33 – Hyphens can avoid ambiguity
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/34 – Hanging hyphens

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    Pluralizing abbreviations


    Acronyms and initialisms, like other nouns, become plurals by adding -s or -es:

    they produced three CD-ROMs in the first year; the laptops were produced with three different BIOSes in 2006.

    As with other nouns, no apostrophe is used unless the form is a possessive.


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    See also[edit]

    MoS related
    General formatting