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==Abbreviations==
 
==Abbreviations==
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Abbreviations should be avoided whenever possible, but if they need to be used, the following are the abbreviations that Memory Alpha has chosen to use. Please note that it is best to spell out words as best as possible
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Abbreviations should be avoided whenever possible, but if they need to be used, the following are the abbreviations that Memory Alpha has chosen to use. Please note that it is best to spell out words as best as possible.
   
 
===Ranks===
 
===Ranks===
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==Quotations==
 
==Quotations==
When quoting a person in an article, and the quote is at least a full sentence, the quotation should be ''"italicized and quoted"''.
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When quoting a person in an article, and the quote is at least a full sentence, the quotation should be "''italicized and quoted.''"
   
 
:Kahless said, "''Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory, and ending a battle to save an empire is no defeat.''"
 
:Kahless said, "''Destroying an empire to win a war is no victory, and ending a battle to save an empire is no defeat.''"
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For this and other reasons, HTML markup should be avoided in most circumstances.
 
For this and other reasons, HTML markup should be avoided in most circumstances.
   
==Spelling==
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==Spelling and Style Choices==
 
Because ''Star Trek'' is an American production, Memory Alpha has chosen to use American spellings of words rather than British spellings. Some examples of the [[Memory Alpha:List of common misspellings|common misspellings]] have been collected to help you out. Note that this applies to grammar and usage as well.
 
Because ''Star Trek'' is an American production, Memory Alpha has chosen to use American spellings of words rather than British spellings. Some examples of the [[Memory Alpha:List of common misspellings|common misspellings]] have been collected to help you out. Note that this applies to grammar and usage as well.
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When referring to years, use "AD" and "BC". As ''Trek'' does not mention the modern equivalents "CE" and "BCE," but does make mention of "AD" and "BC" when referring to years, these are what Memory Alpha has chosen to use. This is not intended as a slight in any way at all, and have simply been chosen to simplify matters.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

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