Value added tax, a system of taxing products on the value added at each stage of production and exchange, effectively a consumption tax. VAT acceptable on second reference.
Spell it out in full in text. It can be abbreviated to “vs.” in headlines or tables, but American style is to use “v.” in court cases, e.g., Roe v. Wade.
Overused in sports and general news stories and best avoided. Be more precise. Give the person’s age and the details that show why the person is a veteran.
veto, vetoes, vetoing, vetoed
Means “by way of,” not “by means of.” “We came via the main roads,” but not, “We came via the bus.”
In American style, use two words for titles such as vice chairman, vice president. Otherwise, hyphenate.
Use the last name alone at second reference, e.g., Nguyen Co Thach is Thach and Bui Tin is Tin. The only exception to this rule is the late Ho Chi Minh (a nom de guerre). He is Ho at second reference.
Use this title or the Madonna, not “Our Lady,” except in titles such as “Our Lady of Czestochowa” or in the names of churches.
Formerly Tsaritsyn and then Stalingrad.
Capitalise when referring to the religion, lowercase for a magical fix.
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