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Hobson & Holtz on AP

Going through American schools, studying under several teachers, I have been accustomed to one style of writing to cover my grammar, spelling, and punctuation. That would be the nationally known Associated Press style.

Upon listening to a podcast by Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson, I learned this subject of style and grammar is much more diverse than I was taught. Before this class I never even gave thought toward writing styles in different countries, let alone differing styles in our own country. I have been aware of variant spelling between the United Kingdom and the United States in words such as color (UK: colour) and center (UK: centre), but now I’ve become aware of the reasoning behind this.

It makes me curious about knowing whether or not I am writing correctly according to the Associated Press, the New York Times, England or my own style.

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