Grammar: All about (Z)

Grammar (O)

ZGrammar: Which word to use (Z)

https://www.theguardian.com/guardian-observer-style-guide-z

 

 

1. CORRECT USAGE

1.1. Similar words mean different things…

1.2 Use the right word in context…

2. SPELLINGS

2.1 To hyphenate (or not)?

YES

zero-hours contracts

EXCEPTIONS

2.2 One word or two?

-ze endings: use -se, even if this upsets your (American) spellchecker, eg emphasise, realise; BUTcapsize.

One word

zigzag

Two words

2.3 Frequently misspelt

zeitgeist

2.4 Change with form or plural

zero, plural zeros; but “zeroes in on”.

2.5 Take note of capitals

[ic = initial capitals | lc = lowercase]

ic + lc

London zoo, San Diego zoo, etc

Zika virus

3. EXPRESSIONS

4. PUNCTUATION

5. GRAMMAR

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