Style and usage

Style is not about right and wrong; it's about consistency and efficiency. While grammar can sometimes be debated, style is a publisher's collection of decisions about grammar, punctuation and design. Consistent style makes our pages more credible, usable and readable and lets us focus on content rather than style decisions. Follow our house style below, then Associated Press style. For access to the AP Stylebook online and our list of preferred references, see Style and usage references.