A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
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Effect or affect
The Collins English Dictionary website gives a good definition of the difference between affect and effect.
Avoid using e.g.. Use ‘for example’, ‘such as’, ‘including’ or ‘like’ instead.
You can use ellipses to show that text is missing, usually from a quotation. If a quote is too long, an ellipsis can be used instead of unnecessary words.
Spaces or brackets either side of the ellipsis aren't needed, as in the example:
- 'Speaking about the project, Dr Clegg said: "We are looking forward to working with Age UK to discover...and develop meaningful recommendations".'
Write email addresses in lower case.
When an email address ends in a sentence, do not follow it with a full stop as it could obstruct users copying the address, for example:
- For more information, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Use 'Erasmus+ programmes' in all instances, not 'Erasmus programmes' without the plus sign.
In September 2021, the UK replaced the Erasmus+ programmes with the Turing Scheme.
Avoid using etc. Use 'and so on' instead.