- Write gram, kilogram AVOID: gramme, kilogramme
- However, use tonne but AVOID: ton (‘ton’ refers to the non-metric measure).
- Write metre for the unit of length, meter for measuring instruments. EXAMPLE: the gas meter was one metre tall
Forms of the words 'input' and 'output'
These words do not take a different past tense or participle form
- AVOID: inpu[t]ted and output[t]ed.]
Use instead input and output:
- EXAMPLE: 70,000 items of data were input last month.
However, note the verb to format, which takes the forms formatted and formatting.
- EXAMPLE: Last month they formatted their texts using the APA Style Guide. We like formatting.
- European Commission English Style Guide - A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission Eighth edition: January 2016 Last updated: May 2018 "[PDF File]" Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/styleguide_english_dgt_en.pdf
- University of Oxford Style Guide. "[PDF File]" Retrieved from https://www.ox.ac.uk/public-affairs/style-guide?wssl=