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Introduction
1. SPELLING
CONVENTIONS
CAPITAL LETTERS
GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES
HYPHENS AND COMPOUND WORDS
2. PUNCTUATION
FULL STOP
COLON
SEMICOLON
COMMA
DASHES
BRACKETS
QUESTION MARK
EXCLAMATION MARK
QUOTATION MARKS
APOSTROPHE
3. NUMBERS
WRITING OUT NUMBERS
FRACTIONS
RANGES
DATES AND TIME
DATES
TIME
4. ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS AND SYMBOLS
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS
ROMANISATION SYSTEMS
6. VERBS
SINGULAR OR PLURAL AGREEMENT
PRESENT PERFECT/SIMPLE PAST
TENSES IN MINUTES
VERBS IN LEGISLATION
SPLIT INFINITIVE
7. LISTS AND TABLES
LISTS
TABLES
8. SCIENCE GUIDE
SCIENTIFIC NAMES
9. FOOTNOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND CITATIONS
10. CORRESPONDENCE
11. PERSONAL NAMES AND TITLES
12. GENDER-NEUTRAL LANGUAGE
13. THE EUROPEAN UNION
14. PRIMARY LEGISLATION
THE TREATIES AN OVERVIEW
THE TREATIES IN DETAIL
TREATY CITATIONS
15. SECONDARY LEGISLATION
DECISION-MAKING PROCEDURES
TITLES AND NUMBERING
STRUCTURE OF ACTS
REFERRING TO SUBDIVISIONS OF ACTS
16. THE EU INSTITUTIONS
COMMISSION
COUNCIL
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
COURT OF JUSTICE
COURT OF AUDITORS
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
AGENCIES
17. REFERENCES TO OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS
THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL
BULLETIN AND GENERAL REPORT
18. EU FINANCES
BUDGET
FUNDS FINANCED FROM THE BUDGET
OTHER FUNDS
19. MEMBER STATES
NOTES ON INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIONS/REPRESENTATIVES
NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS
NATIONAL LEGISLATION
20. OFFICIAL LANGUAGES AND CURRENCIES
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
CURRENCIES
21. EXTERNAL RELATIONS
ANNEXES
Annex 1 REGIONS OF THE EU
Annex 2 NOTES ON BELGIUM
Annex 3 TRANSLITERATION TABLE FOR GREEK
Annex 4 TRANSLITERATION TABLE FOR CYRILLIC
Annex 5 ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS IN GERMANY
Annex 6 LIST OF JUDICIAL BODIES
Annex 7 NATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENTS
Annex 8 CLASSIFICATIONS
Annex 9 CHEMICAL ELEMENTS
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English Style Guide - A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission

English Style Guide - A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission

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EnglishStyle Guide
A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission,
Part I Writing English....................................................................3
SPELLING.........................................................................................................5
CONVENTIONS ..............................................................................................5INTERFERENCE EFFECTS............................................................................6CAPITAL LETTERS........................................................................................7GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES...........................................................................10HYPHENS AND COMPOUND WORDS .............................13
PUNCTUATION .............................................................................................17
FULLSTOP....................................................................................................17
COLON...........................................................................................................17
SEMICOLON .................................................................................................18COMMA.........................................................................................................18DASHES.........................................................................................................20BRACKETS....................................................................................................21QUESTION MARK........................................................................................21EXCLAMATION MARK ..............................................................................22QUOTATION MARKS..................................................................................22APOSTROPHE...............................................................................................23
3.

NUMBERS.......................................................................................................25
WRITING OUT NUMBERS..........................................................................25FRACTIONS...................................................................................................26RANGES.........................................................................................................27DATES AND TIME .......................................................................................27
DATES...............................................................................................27

TIME .................................................................................................28

4.

ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS AND SYMBOLS..........................................29
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS .......................................................29MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS ....................................................................30SCIENTIFIC SYMBOLS AND UNITS OF MEASUREMENT ...................31
5.

FOREIGN IMPORTS......................................................................................33
FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES IN ENGLISH TEXT .........................33ROMANISATION SYSTEMS.......................................................................33
6.

VERBS.............................................................................................................35
SINGULAR OR PLURAL AGREEMENT....................................................35PRESENT PERFECT/SIMPLE PAST...........................................................35

English Style Guideii 30 January 2007
TENSES IN MINUTES..................................................................................36VERBS IN LEGISLATION ...........................................................................37SPLIT INFINITIVE........................................................................................39
7.

LISTS AND TABLES.......................................
EnglishStyle Guide
A handbook for authors and translators in the European Commission,
Part I Writing English....................................................................3
SPELLING.........................................................................................................5
CONVENTIONS ..............................................................................................5INTERFERENCE EFFECTS............................................................................6CAPITAL LETTERS........................................................................................7GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES...........................................................................10HYPHENS AND COMPOUND WORDS .............................13
PUNCTUATION .............................................................................................17
FULLSTOP....................................................................................................17
COLON...........................................................................................................17
SEMICOLON .................................................................................................18COMMA.........................................................................................................18DASHES.........................................................................................................20BRACKETS....................................................................................................21QUESTION MARK........................................................................................21EXCLAMATION MARK ..............................................................................22QUOTATION MARKS..................................................................................22APOSTROPHE...............................................................................................23
3.

NUMBERS.......................................................................................................25
WRITING OUT NUMBERS..........................................................................25FRACTIONS...................................................................................................26RANGES.........................................................................................................27DATES AND TIME .......................................................................................27
DATES...............................................................................................27

TIME .................................................................................................28

4.

ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS AND SYMBOLS..........................................29
ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS .......................................................29MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS ....................................................................30SCIENTIFIC SYMBOLS AND UNITS OF MEASUREMENT ...................31
5.

FOREIGN IMPORTS......................................................................................33
FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES IN ENGLISH TEXT .........................33ROMANISATION SYSTEMS.......................................................................33
6.

VERBS.............................................................................................................35
SINGULAR OR PLURAL AGREEMENT....................................................35PRESENT PERFECT/SIMPLE PAST...........................................................35

English Style Guideii 30 January 2007
TENSES IN MINUTES..................................................................................36VERBS IN LEGISLATION ...........................................................................37SPLIT INFINITIVE........................................................................................39
7.

LISTS AND TABLES.......................................

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