Style Guide: G

Gates–MacGinitie Reading Test (note that test titles are not italicized)

gateway

GED = General Educational Development (test), or General Equivalency Diploma

genres (standard plural of genre)

GMAT = Graduate Management Admission Test

god / God
In cultures strongly influenced by Greco-Hebraic and European traditions, the lowercase god is a generic term that could be applied to any of a number of divine beings, especially those recognized in polytheistic religions. The capitalized God is a term reserved for the one creator and ruler of the universe recognized by monotheistic religions, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Nontraditional use of these terms may be offensive to some readers and should be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the author.

Gothic novel

"-grade" compounds

  1. As an adjective preceding the noun it modifies, a compound ending in grade is hyphenated. Thus, "a first-grade student", "a fifth-grade teacher", "third- and fourth-grade mathematics", "a primary-grade classroom."
  2. As a noun, first grade is not hyphenated. Thus, "She teaches first and second grade."
  3. As a noun equivalent of "a student in first grade," a phrase like first grader is not hyphenated: "Our sample included 28 second graders and 28 third graders."

grade-level (adj.)

grade 7
Use lowercase "g." Note that this change in IRA style also differs from APA 6th, 4.17 and 4.31f.

grades 7–9

gradual release of responsibility model

Graduate Management Admission Test = GMAT

Graduate Record Examination = GRE

graphophonemic

grass roots (n.)

grass-roots (adjective preceding noun it modifies)

gray (not grey)

GRE = Graduate Record Examination

group-to-group variation

grown-up (adj.)

grownup (n.)

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