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Re: ESC: U.S., United States

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 09, 2004

In Reply to: Re: ESC: U.S., United States posted by ESC on July 09, 2004

: : : : (New thread because ESC's question thread has technical difficulties.) Yes, I've heard of it. "U.S." as a noun is very informal. At a still higher level of formality than AP style, even the adjectival form would be spelled out.

: : : Like I said, I hate to be wrong.

: : Shouldn't that be, "As I said..."?!?!

: Don't ask me. I was wrong about the other thing.

Correct. It should be "as".

Like is a preposition. It should be followed by an object to make a prepositional phrase.

As is a conjunction. It should be followed by a clause containing a subject and a verb.