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Wikipedia:Styletips

This is the Styletips project, which provides useful advice to editors on writing style and formatting in bite-size chunks from the Manual of Style and related pages. For the complete schedule of Styletips, see below.

Please place suggestions on the Talk page. The objective is to keep the focus of each tip narrow and to express it simply and briefly.

Styletips scheduling queue

List of tips
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/1 – Quotations within quotations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/2 – Number signs
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/3 – The year 1995
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/4 – Percentage ranges
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/5 – Case in expanded abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/6 – Gender-neutral language
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/7 – No initial the or a in article and section titles
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/8 – Downcase the generics
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/9 – Unit symbols: spacing
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/10 – Instructional and presumptuous language
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/11Including
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/12Current
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/13 – Within-text attribution
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/14 – Emphasizing a word
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/15 – Block quotes
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/16 – Unit symbols: figures
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/17 – Seasons
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/18 – Ampersand
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/19Circa
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/20US or U.S.?
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/21 – Pluralizing abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/22 – Points and spaces in abbreviations
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/23 – Quotations: allowable typographical changes
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/24 – Formatting titles of literature and art
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/25 – Italics for emphasis
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/26 – Overlinking
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/27 – Subset terms
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/28 – Dashes in article titles
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/29 – Dates (I)
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/30 – Currency symbols
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/31 – Dates (II)
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/32 – No hyphen after -ly adverbs
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/33 – Hyphens can avoid ambiguity
  • Wikipedia:Styletips/34 – Hanging hyphens

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    Block quotes


    Use quotation marks or block quotes (not both) to distinguish long quotations from other text. Multiparagraph quotations are always block-quoted. The quotations must be precise and exactly as in the source (except for certain allowable typographical changes). The source should be cited clearly and precisely to enable readers to locate the text in question, and to quote it accurately themselves from Wikipedia.


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    See also

    MoS related
    General formatting