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Round 1, rounds 1 and 2; Game 1, games 1 and 2

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

  1. gornskee

    gornskee New Member

    In an AP style sports story, would we cap "Round 1" mid-sentence, but lowercase the plural "... rounds 1 and 6"? Also, "Tonight is Game 1 of the World Series."
    "The Yankees fared well in games 2 and 3 of the World Series."
    Cap "Game 1" for the singular, and lowercase "games 2 and 3" for the plural?
    These also are not covered in the AP stylebook or Minthorn's FAQ.

  2. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    I'd be inclined to say yes, based on the rules for multiple roads, for example. But although it might be unavoidable for the games example, I would say you can dodge the issue in the case of the first example by just writing "first round" or "first and sixth rounds." (I'd also say that unless "Round 1" is the formal title of the round, you don't need to write it that way.)

    I find that if a particular usage requires an unavoidable awkward style construction, that's often a sign that the usage isn't the best one available.
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Deskslave is correct. The thinking is the same that allows us to say, "He played on the PGA and Champions tours last season."
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