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Quick Reference Guide | Building Names
faculty – Lowercase all references to the university's faculty unless the word is part of a proper noun: The faculty return to campus on Aug. 17. New Faculty Orientation begins the next day.
fellow – Lowercase this word in reference to members of learned societies, holders of fellowships and members of governing bodies.
Fewer, less – In general, fewer refers to individual items; less is used for bulk, amount of quantity.
- CORRECT: There were fewer than 50 girls in the class. Most had come from distances of less than 15 miles. The recipe called for fewer eggs and less milk than she had purchased.
- WRONG: The trend is toward more machines and less people. (Should be fewer people, as people in this sense refers to individuals.) She was fewer than 60 years old. (Should be less than because years refers to a sense of time, not individual years.)
fiscal year – The 12-month period that a corporation or governmental body uses for bookkeeping purposes. The fiscal year for Georgia state government is July through June. The federal fiscal year is October through September. Be consistent in usage. Use only one form in a document. Spell out fiscal year on first reference.
for example versus e.g. – Spell out for example in textual material. The abbreviation e.g. (for exempli gratia) should be restricted to parenthetical and tabular material and to footnotes. See e.g.
fractions – Spell out amounts less than one in textual material; use hyphens between the words. Use figures for exact numbers larger than one. Convert to decimals whenever possible for exact numbers larger than one: two-thirds, three-fifths, 2 5/8, 3.5. See numbers.
Front Campus – Capitalize the area in front of Parks, Atkinson, Terrell and Bell halls.
Fulbright scholar – Lowercase scholar.
full time (adv.), full-time (adj.) – Hyphenate only when used as a compound modifier before the noun. Their jobs were considered full time. He is a full-time student with no full-time job. She goes to school full time and works full time, as well.
fund raising (n.), fund-raising (adj.), fund-raiser (n.) – Note that none of these terms are spelled out as one word. Fund raising is hyphenated only as a compound modifier before a noun. His expertise was in fund raising. He had been a fund-raiser for many years. Fund raising is not easy. His most recent fund-raising campaign began last August.