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Web-related style
 
Do not capitalize email unless the word is used at the beginning of a sentence.
 
Common terms: website, internet, web, homepage, webpage, email, online, URL, HTML
 
Do not use “acad” in Suffolk email addresses.
 
URLs should be listed in all lowercase, without boldface, underscores, or italics. When Web addresses do not contain “www.,” be sure to begin them with “http://”.
 
To avoid confusion when using email addresses or URLs in running text, do not break a line on a hyphen or insert a hyphen. Generally, try to break before the “@” or “.” (or between discrete units in a URL). If the email address or URL is at the end of a sentence, it is acceptable to add a period.  
 
Commonly questioned terms
 
a lot   two words
advisor  not adviser
African American capitalize, no hyphen
alumnus  masculine singular
alumna   feminine singular
alumni   masculine plural (do not use the word “alums”)
alumnae   feminine plural (do not use the word “alums”)
Baccalaureate  capitalize ceremony but not degree
catalog   not catalogue
chair (noun)   not chairman, chairwoman, or chairperson
coursework   one word
Commencement  capitalize
compose/comprise Parts compose the whole; the whole comprises the parts    
Dean’s List  capitalize
due to the fact that  use “because”
e.g.   for example; used only in parentheses with a comma   
emeritus   masculine singular
emeriti    masculine plural
emerita   feminine singular
emeritae   feminine singular
fundraising  (noun, not hyphenated)
fund-raising (adjective, hyphenated)
i.e.   that is; used only in parentheses with a comma
in order to/in order for can be simply “to” or “for”    
its/it’s:   It’s, contraction for it is Its, possessive form of it
like/as   used for comparisons; don’t confuse with “such as”   
nonprofit   not hyphenated
that/which  “That” is the restrictive pronoun; it serves to identify the noun preceding it:


The road that he took was narrow and rocky.

“Which” is used with nonrestrictive clauses, which add information rather than define or limit what has gone before:

The back road, which was straight and narrow, was the better choice.

Do not use “which” to refer to persons; use “who” instead.

vice president  not hyphenated

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