There are so many rules–and so many different style guides with their own unique sets of rules–that I’m only going to address one today: AP. This post gives you the lowdown on the AP’s guidelines for writing out numbers versus using numerals.
Me too. And what makes it extra confusing? The fact that different style guides recommend capitalizing different words. Let’s review one of the big guys: Associated Press, also known as AP style.
Apostrophes can be tricksters, and one of the trickier uses of them is possession versus description. According to some sources, including the AP Style Guide, some nouns merely describe the noun that comes after them. For example:
The boys team. According to AP style, “boys” describes the word “team,” but the boys don’t necessarily possess the team.