Q. Please settle a bet. A search of apstylebook.com seems to indicate that AP prefers -- part of -- to -- a part of -- Does AP consider -- a -- unnecessary in these instances? Examples: -- Lowercase magazine unless it is - part of - the publication's formal title -- It is derived from the leather lining that was formerly - part of - the collar on the Marine uniform -- Less formal references often consider Delaware - part of - the group. -- Capitalize office when it is - part of - an agency's formal name -- Capitalize hurricane when it is - part of - the name that weather forecasters assign to a storm Thanks. from Dallas on Tue, Dec 10, 2013
A. No doubt in many formulation, though each form has its place. The "part" entry in Webster's NWCD uses both formulations in examples for the noun: a cent is a 100th part of a dollar; to lose part of one's fortune.
Q. I am copy editing an article and came across the term micro lender or is it micro lender? I have a new stylebook from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers Inc., and the entry in the book is spelled as one word. What is AP's take? from Orysia, New York City, N.Y. on Tue, Dec 10, 2013
A. Go with microlender.