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LED

Acceptable on first reference for Light-emitting Diode. Advertisements

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9/11

To be used in all references in the Maryland Independent to describe the attacks in the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.

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moonbounce

The Maryland Independent has decided to use “moonbounce,” instead of “Moon Bounce” or “moon-bounce.” Staff photo by MEGHAN RUSSELL

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On the board in the newsroom

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Maryland Independent police briefs info

To avoid jargon, do not use these words (use these instead) Fled (explain how they left, i.e., ran away, rode a bicycle etc.) Responded (went to) Advised (told, suggested etc.) Conducted an investigation (investigated) Use the type of criminal indicated … Continue reading

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dangling modifiers Avoid modifiers that do not refer clearly and logically to some word in the sentence. Dangling: Taking our seats, the game started. (Taking does not refer to the subject, game or any other word in the sentence.) Correct: … Continue reading

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damage, damages Damage is destruction: Authorities said damage from the storm would total more than $1 billion. Damages are awarded by a court as compensation for injury, loss, etc.: The woman received $25,000 in damages.

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