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AP style change on 3-for-5, et al?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by SF_Express, May 17, 2009.

  1. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    I hope this is a very short-lived thread.

    We've noticed that in a lot of cases, AP is no longer hyphenating the construction: "Jones was 3 for 5 with 4 RBI."

    I e-mailed AP asking if they had changed their style, and predictably (perhaps that's unfair, but oh, well) I got no answer.

    Not looking so much for "Yeah, we've seen that, too," but wondering if anybody knows definitively that AP has changed its style on this construction.
  2. topsheep

    topsheep Member

    I don't know, but I like it if it's the official change. It's about time. And it's about time the AP style for sports be about numbers, exactly how you have it, SF: 3 for 5 with 4 RBI."

    John Smith scored 8 points and added 7 assists.
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