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The Guardian style guide editors on language usage and abusage, and lots more
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ha!
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Guardian style guide Jun 15
Replying to @muchobenny
Atriums. Also stadiums, not stadia.
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Guardian style guide Jun 12
Replying to @SusieCornelius
From the style guide: the possessive in words and names ending in S normally takes an apostrophe followed by a second S (Jones’s, James’s), but be guided by pronunciation and use the plural apostrophe where it helps: Waters’ and Hedges’ rather than Waters’s and Hedges’s.
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Guardian style guide Jun 6
We do! One space after a full stop. Two is … brave, but not right.
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Guardian style guide Jun 6
Replying to @JimHearson
yep,fair dos is correct! I know it can be confusing, but we write "dos and don'ts". And an apostrophe would upset us too much.
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DarrenHamer May 28
Unbelievable sign on the way out of the game and on the way to buses back into Pasadena.
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Guardian style guide May 24
Yep, goat's cheese! Phrases such as butcher’s knife, collector’s item, cow’s milk, goat’s cheese, pig’s blood, hangman’s noose, writer’s cramp, etc are treated as singular.
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Guardian style guide May 23
Replying to @DLynch_4690
Plural. Arsenal have appointed a new manager, Shrewsbury are going to Wembley, and so on. You might occasionally use the singular in the business pages – "Manchester United has reported record profits" – but generally we use the plural: it sounds more natural.
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Guardian style guide May 22
yes, you're quite right. That's a mistake – we'll fix. Thanks.
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Guardian style guide May 22
Replying to @MarcSettle
possibly! An unfortunate line break on the tweet also doesn't help.
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Guardian style guide May 22
ha! our apologies: we've fixed now. Time to focus on our core competencies – then we'll be able to action the key deliverables for our prime stakeholders going forward.
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Guardian style guide May 17
Our style for "anniversary": first anniversary, 10th anniversary etc; not one-year anniversary, 10-year anniversary. There is no such thing as a six-month anniversary.
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Claire Phipps May 11
Best - and simultaneously most disappointing - correction of the day
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Guardian style guide May 3
Replying to @derekwalmsley
Quite! We agree: "shuttered" sounds strange to British ears. "Closed" much better.
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Guardian style guide May 3
We hope so, Jim! IMHO: "in my humble opinion". "Honest" is good, but it's not right.
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Guardian style guide May 1
Replying to @eljoeba
Fill your boots!
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Guardian style guide May 1
Replying to @derekwalmsley
Interesting! Not in British English, but it's used frequently in American English: to "shutter", or close, a business or agency, for example. Was that used on the UK homepage or the US?
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Guardian style guide May 1
Replying to @benisorganised
hotdesking, all one word, seems most appropriate to us!
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Jen D'Angelo Apr 29
Sorry but I love this badly phrased memorial bench so much
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Guardian style guide Apr 24
"Hard-on" with a hyphen, we reckon. And "hard-ons" as the plural, even if "hards-on" does have a certain poetry to it.
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