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                            Quick Reference Guide | Building Names
numbers – Use figures with hyphens, per AP style and 10-digit dialing.

  • CORRECT: 478-445-5004

  • WRONG: (478) 445-5004, 478.445.5004

television stations – The call letters alone are frequently adequate. If the station is widely known by another name, it can be used in all references. If the channel frequency is used, capitalize Channel before a number. WALB-TV, 13WMAZ, Fox 24, Channel 41

that, which, who, whom – Use that and which in reference to inanimate objects and to animals without a name. Use who and whom in referring to people and to animals that have a name.

  • Use commas with which. No commas with that. The lawn mower, which is broken, is in the garage. (Adds a fact about the only mower in question). The lawn mower that is broken is in the garage. (Tells which one).  

The Village Apartments - The formal name of university-owned apartments on West Campus is The Village Apartments. On first reference, The Village is also acceptable. On second and subsequent references, The Village or the apartments should be used.

till, until – These words mean the same thing. Watch for til, til and till, which are incorrect.

time – In text, do not use a colon and zeros at the top of the hour. Example: 3 p.m., not 3:00 p.m. The only correct abbreviations are a.m. and p.m. And 12 midnight is simply midnight; similarly, 12 noon is simply noon.

  • CORRECT: 10 a.m., 4 p.m., 3:30 p.m., noon, midnight

  • INCORRECT: 10:00 a.m. 4PM, 12 midnight

titles – Titles are capitalized only if they appear before a name; lowercase them when they stand along or follow a name: Vice President Jane Doe; John Doe, the dean of business; the education dean. Georgia College allows capitalization of titles outside of body text on posters or playbills. See academic titles and courtesy titles.

toll-free (adjective, adverb) – Hyphenate before and after a noun or verb.

toward, towards – The preferred usage is toward.

trademark, TM – A trademark is a brand or symbol protected by law. Generally, avoid using trademarks. If used, capitalize the trademark words and use the superscript (TM).

T-Shirt – Capitalize the t

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