Tag: commas

  • How To Use Religious Titles in AP Style

    How To Use Religious Titles in AP Style

    The first time I was assigned to write a piece involving a religious organization, I took extra care to research the proper religious titles for all individuals referenced. As I quickly discovered, there is a staggering variety of religious titles, most of them specific to different faiths and denominations. Fortunately, the Associated Press Stylebook addresses…

  • The Marriage of Independent Clauses

    The Marriage of Independent Clauses

    Marriage has been a hot topic in the news and media for years. Individuals, activist groups, and even businesses are taking a stance on the issue. Now it’s my turn. Specifically, I want to address the marriage of independent clauses in a sentence.  What Is an Independent Clause? What is the definition of an independent…

  • How To Use Formal Titles in AP Style

    How To Use Formal Titles in AP Style

    I’ve learned, especially when writing about living persons, that formal titles are a big deal. If you fail to properly capitalize an individual’s formal title when writing SEO content, that person may perceive it as an insult. You may also run into people insisting that you capitalize job titles that don’t actually qualify as formal.…