Islam’s most sacred shrine at the centre of the great mosque in Mecca. It is a mass of stone 38 feet high, 40 long and 30 wide (11 x 12 x 9 metres).
Overused to describe aides and officials where their status is understood; use titles where possible.
One word as in keynote speech or keynote address, but it is a tired cliché and best expressed in another way. Explain why the speech is keynote.
Use km (no full stop, same singular and plural) at all references, except in a phrase such as hundreds of kilometres.
km per hour
First reference, kph on second and subsequent references.
On second reference, either the king or the full name, e.g., King Baudouin. Also, capitalize the titles of deposed monarchs, e.g., ex-King Zahir Shah.
Not Calcutta, India.
Use Koran for the Muslim holy book. (AP uses Quran). Use alternate spellings only if preferred by a specific organization as part of a name or title.
Koreans put their surname first. The given name follows, hyphenated, and with the initial letter of the first part in upper case and the initial letter of the second part in lower case. Examples: Kim Dae-jung, Roh Moo-hyun, Ahn Jung-hwan. Use the surname only at second reference, e.g., Kim, Roh, Ahn. There are some rare cases where there is just one monosyllabic given name, for example, Park Seung, where Seung is the given name.
Use km per hour on first reference, kph on subsequent references.
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