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Common mistakes



The lists below show the right and wrong way to write things. These show some of the most common style guide errors, and how to avoid them! 


Right Wrong
Luton Council, the council LBC, the Council
There are 12 months in a year There are twelve months in a year
Stockwood Park Museum Stockwood Park museum
online, email on-line, e-mail
Luton Town Hall Luton town hall
The total budget is £5.5bn The total budget is £5.5b
Monday 21 July 2008 Monday, 21st July, 08
PCs, DVDs, over 18s PC’s, DVD’s, over 18’s
Cllr Hazel Simmons Coun. Hazel Simmons
The scheme will cost £25,000 The scheme will cost £25K
Farley Junior School Farley junior school
intranet, internet, website Intranet, Internet, Website, Web site
The council’s policies The Council’s policies
Place and Infrastructure Place & Infrastructure
There are seven days in a week There are 7 days in a week
High Town, antisocial
High Town, anti-social
Facebook, Twitter facebook, twitter

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