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n16    <h3 name="Preferred_style_guides">n16    <h3 id="Preferred_style_guides" name="Preferred_style_guides"
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n20      If you have questions about usage and style not covered hern20      If you have questions about usage and style not covered her
>e, I recommend referring to the <a class="external" href="http://>e, I recommend referring to the <a class="external" href="http://
>www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/">Economist style guide</a>>www.economist.com/research/StyleGuide/">Economist style guide</a>
> or, failing that, the <a class="external" href="http://www.amazo> or, failing that, the <a class="external" href="http://www.amazo
>n.com/gp/product/0226104036/">Chicago Manual of Style</a>. The <a>n.com/gp/product/0226104036/">Chicago Manual of Style</a>. The <a
> class=" external" href="http://styleguide.yahoo.com/" title="htt> class="external" href="http://styleguide.yahoo.com/" title="http
>p://styleguide.yahoo.com/">Yahoo Style Guide</a> covers many topi>://styleguide.yahoo.com/">Yahoo Style Guide</a> covers many topic
>cs that are specific to writing on and about the Web, and it keep>s that are specific to writing on and about the Web, and it keeps
>s current with online usage. You should also read the <a href="/P> current with online usage. You should also read the <a href="/Pr
>roject:En/MDC_style_guide" title="MDC_style_guide">MDN formatting>oject:En/MDC_style_guide" title="MDC_style_guide">MDN formatting 
> guide</a>, which offers insight into formatting and layout stand>guide</a>, which offers insight into formatting and layout standa
>ards we use.>rds we use.
n22    <h3 name="Preferred_dictionary">n22    <h3 id="Preferred_dictionary" name="Preferred_dictionary">
n31    <h3 name="Page_name_and_heading_capitalization">n31    <h3 id="Page_name_and_heading_capitalization" name="Page_name
 >_and_heading_capitalization">
n49    <h3 name="Latin_abbreviations">n49    <h3 id="Latin_abbreviations" name="Latin_abbreviations">
n56      Larger code samples, including live samples, can be sent <an56      Larger code samples, including live samples, can be sent <a
> class=" link-mailto" href="mailto:eshepherd@mozilla.com" title="> class="link-mailto" href="mailto:eshepherd@mozilla.com" title="m
>mailto:eshepherd@mozilla.com">by email</a> to be posted onto the >ailto:eshepherd@mozilla.com">by email</a> to be posted onto the M
>MDC site; you'll get back an email with a URL&nbsp;you can link t>DC site; you'll get back an email with a URL&nbsp;you can link to
>o.>.
n58    <h3 name="Latin_abbreviations">n58    <h3 id="Latin_abbreviations" name="Latin_abbreviations">
n61    <h4 name="In_notes_and_parentheses">n61    <h4 id="In_notes_and_parentheses" name="In_notes_and_parenthe
 >ses">
n82    <h4 name="In_running_text">n82    <h4 id="In_running_text" name="In_running_text">
n103    <h4 name="Meanings_and_English_equivalents_of_Latin_abbreviatn103    <h4 id="Meanings_and_English_equivalents_of_Latin_abbreviatio
>ions">>ns" name="Meanings_and_English_equivalents_of_Latin_abbreviations
 >">
n201    <h3 name="Acronyms_and_abbreviations">n201    <h3 id="Acronyms_and_abbreviations" name="Acronyms_and_abbrev
 >iations">
n204    <h4 name="Capitalization_and_periods">n204    <h4 id="Capitalization_and_periods" name="Capitalization_and_
 >periods">
n219    <h4 name="Expansion">n219    <h4 id="Expansion" name="Expansion">
n234    <h5 name="Exceptions">n234    <h5 id="Exceptions" name="Exceptions">
n241    <h4 name="Plurals_of_acronyms_and_abbreviations">n241    <h4 id="Plurals_of_acronyms_and_abbreviations" name="Plurals_
 >of_acronyms_and_abbreviations">
n256    <h3 name="Contractions">n256    <h3 id="Contractions" name="Contractions">
n263    <h3 name="Pluralization">n263    <h3 id="Pluralization" name="Pluralization">
n278    <h3 name="Hyphenation">n278    <h3 id="Hyphenation" name="Hyphenation">
n293    <h3 name="Numbers_and_numerals">n293    <h3 id="Numbers_and_numerals" name="Numbers_and_numerals">
n299    <h4 name="Dates">n299    <h4 id="Dates" name="Dates">
n326    <h4 name="Decades">n326    <h4 id="Decades" name="Decades">
n341    <h4 name="Plurals_of_numerals">n341    <h4 id="Plurals_of_numerals" name="Plurals_of_numerals">
n356    <h4 name="Commas">n356    <h4 id="Commas" name="Commas">
n371    <h3 name="Punctuation">n371    <h3 id="Punctuation" name="Punctuation">
n374    <h4 name="Serial_comma">n374    <h4 id="Serial_comma" name="Serial_comma">
n389    <h3 name="Spelling">n389    <h3 id="Spelling" name="Spelling">
n404    <h3 name="Other_resources">n404    <h3 id="Other_resources" name="Other_resources">
t430        <a class=" external" href="http://www.amazon.com/Merriam-t430        <a class="external" href="http://www.amazon.com/Merriam-W
>Websters-Concise-Dictionary-English-Usage/dp/B004L2KNI2" title="h>ebsters-Concise-Dictionary-English-Usage/dp/B004L2KNI2" title="ht
>ttp://www.amazon.com/Merriam-Websters-Concise-Dictionary-English->tp://www.amazon.com/Merriam-Websters-Concise-Dictionary-English-U
>Usage/dp/B004L2KNI2">Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of Engl>sage/dp/B004L2KNI2">Merriam-Webster's Concise Dictionary of Engli
>ish Usage</a> (Amazon link):&nbsp;Scholarly but user-friendly, ev>sh Usage</a> (Amazon link):&nbsp;Scholarly but user-friendly, evi
>idence-based advice; very good for non-native speakers, especiall>dence-based advice; very good for non-native speakers, especially
>y for preposition usage.> for preposition usage.

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