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Quick Reference Guide | Building Names
versus – Spell out in text, abbreviate in the formal names of legal cases.
very – Use this word sparingly.
vice – Do not hyphenate titles formed with vice. Spell as two words. Capitalize before the name; lowercase when standing alone or when following the name.
vice president – Do not hyphenate. Capitalize before the name; lowercase when standing alone or when following the name.
- CORRECT: Vice President Jane Doe
- WRONG: Vice-President Jane Doe
vice versa – Do not italicize.
vita – A short biography or autobiography. The term is preferred to the longer curriculum vita. The plural of vita is vitae.