spelling:Oxford spellings (colour, realize, etc), but with some exceptions, like:
analyze, Burmah, Cæsar, encyclopædia, formulæ, Jengis Khan, judgment, Keltic, Lao Tse, Moslem, Nanking, Palæolithic, Peking, Phœnicians, Porto Rico, to-day, to-morrow, spelt, Sanscrit, Thermopylæ, Yugo-Slavia.
contractions: cannot, not “can’t”, is not, not “isn’t”, etc.
dashes: no spaces separate it from adjoining words:
there flowed, about the sixth century B.C.—we do not know to what degree of submergence—a wave of Keltic peoples
numbers: use commas for 10,000 and up. You can write out numbers, even large ones: ninety-three million miles.
percentages: Written out: perhaps ten per cent. or more of the adult population.
weights and measure:English units, especially:
- length:inches, feet, yards, fathoms
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