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The Web Content Style Guide: An Essential Reference for Online Writers, Editors, and Managers by Catherine O’Dowd, Rob Norton, Gerry McGovern

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M

Macintosh

Can be abbreviated to “Mac.”

magazine names
See [italics]
majority

When majority refers to a specific number of votes, it takes a singular verb:

His majority was 200 votes.

In general, majority refers to “the greater number of a countable set” and is followed by the plural:

The majority of Americans speak English. (Not “speaks”—they speak individually.)

Don’t use it with an uncountable mass, such as work, effort, and so on, or with a single item:

Incorrect: I was doing the majority of the work.

Incorrect: The majority of the table was faded.

See also [collective nouns]
managing editor

This is the person in charge of managing the website. All other functions report to the managing editor. Nomenclature varies among different ...

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