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Quick Reference Guide | Building Names
ID – Capitalize and do not use periods with the abbreviation for identification. Do not use an apostrophe with the plural. Examples: He lost his ID. The students need their IDs to get in.
i.e. – The preferred term is that is. If i.e. is used, do not italicize the abbreviation for id est, which means that is (to say). Always precede i.e. with a comma, a semicolon or a dash; always follow with a comma.
Ina Dillard Russell Building – The proper name for the university library is the GC Library and Information Technology Center. Note there is no ampersand. The name may be shortened to the library. The original library building is called the Ina Dillard Russell Building.
in memoriam – Do not italicize; note the spelling.
input – This noun is accepted as a verb in references with computers and word processors. It means to feed or to enter data.
in regard to – Often wrongly written in regards to. As regards is correct, and means the same thing.
inscriptions – Inscriptions, mottoes, notices and short signs are treated as headings, without quotation marks and not in italics.
insure – You insure property or life. You ensure that something will or will not happen. You assure someone of something.
Internet – Note the capitalization. In most cases, should be preceded by the.
irregardless – No such word. Should be regardless.
italics – Italicize the following:
- Names (titles) of books, journals, magazines and similar periodicals, plays, long poems and collections of poems
- Names (titles) of drawings, paintings, photographs, statues, and other works of visual art
- Specific (not generic) names of boats, ships, submarines, aircraft, airplanes and spacecraft
- Scientific names of plants and animals
- Uncommon, isolated words or phrases in a foreign language
- Words or phrases that are emphasized in textual material
- See musical compositions, quotation marks and titles of compositions, publications, work.
it's, its, it is – It's is a contraction for it is or it has. Its (no apostrophe) is the possessive form of the neuter pronoun.
- CORRECT: It's time to go. It's been fun. Every dog has its day.
- WRONG: Its been a long day. The committee is expected to approve it's by-laws.