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All-America or American

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by melock, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. melock

    melock Active Member

    I always get confused on this.

    Jill and Suzy named All-Americas or All-Americans.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Jill and Suzy were named All-Americans.

    Jill and Suzy were named to the All-America team.

  3. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Three_Bags is correct.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Looks good to me, sir.
  6. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Why do you people hate All-Americans?
    Sorry, had to do it.

    I occasionally get confused is if I put All-American in the context of being named to the team.
    I know it should be named All-American, but saying named to All-American team doesn't look wrong to me for some reason.
  7. melock

    melock Active Member

    Much obliged.
  8. Maybe it's a weird way to remember it, but keep in mind you don't end with "America." It's either All-American (you have added that 'n') or All-America team, selection, honor, etc.
  9. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    This is right at the tippy-top of style questions which I believe the reader could not care less.

    This is also right at the tippy-top of things which get caught on a page proof while the misspelling in the deck head gets missed.
  10. jlee

    jlee Active Member

    All-America, adj.
    All-American, n.

    Edit: AP says All-America refers to team, All-American refers to an individual
  11. The Commish

    The Commish Guest

    FYI: Here is the full entry from the AP stylebook online:

  12. IGotQuestions

    IGotQuestions Member

    Unless you're Sports Illustrated, in which every athlete is an All-America. SI's policy drives me up a wall.
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