RCoA Style Guide: G

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G

 

Gases
Plural of gas, but the verb is gasses.

Geography and regions

  • use lower case for north, south, east and west, except when they’re part of a name or recognised region
  • so, the south-west (compass direction), but the South West (administrative region)
  • use lower case for the north, the south of England, the south-west, north-east Scotland, south Wales, the west, western Europe, the far east, south-east Asia
  • use upper case for East End, West End (London), Middle East, Central America, South America, Latin America
  • always write out the full name of the area the first time you use it.

Government
Lower case in all contexts and all countries. So ‘UK government’, but ‘Her Majesty’s Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’.

Great Britain
Refers only to England, Scotland and Wales excluding Northern Ireland.
If you’re telling users about multiple areas, use (for example) ‘England, Scotland and Wales’.


Intro | A B C D E F G H I J, K, L M N, O P Q, R S T U V, W, X, Y, Z 

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Abbreviations and acronyms

Glossary