Monthly Archives: July 2013

Points of the Compass: Capitalisation, Hyphenation and Abbreviation

This post will deal with points of the compass and, more specifically, when to capitalise and when to hyphenate them, and how to abbreviate them. Capitalisation 1. Do not capitalise when speaking in general terms: Head east on this road

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Serial Comma

The serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma due to it being common in Oxford publications, is the comma that comes before ‘and’ or ‘or’ in a list of three or more items: I ordered stuffed vine leaves, olives,

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