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AP Style -- Capping with singulars, lowercasing with plurals

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by gornskee, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. gornskee

    gornskee New Member

    To an AP style expert:

    Do these look correct?

    He tripped in Aisle 5. (Uppercase "Aisle" when used in the singular?)
    He tripped in aisles 5 and 9. (Lowercase "aisles" when used in the plural?)

    Those same questions apply to:
    ... at Register 5, ... at registers 5 and 6
    ... at Lane 1, ... in lanes 1 and 7
    ... at Terminal 7, ... at terminals 7 and 12

    Grateful. :D
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Is this doodah's sock puppet?
  3. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    The first is a proper noun, the second is referencing a group, so not a proper noun.

    That's the only logical reasoning I can think of.
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