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AP Style Stars

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Angela Ocampo

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AP Style Stars
Beside vs. Besides
Beside means at the side of.
Besides means in addition to.
Xerox
Xerox is a trademark for a brand of a photocopy machine.
Never a verb.
INCORRECT
e.g: I need to
xerox
that file.
Use a generic term, such as photocopy.
CORRECT
e.g: I need to
photocopy
that file.
The Way out
Blonde vs. Blond
Luna had always been a
blonde
, but after a summer on the beach her hair was more
blond

than ever.
Backward
Never use backwards.
Ron didn't realize his wand was
backward
, making his spell backfire on him.
Xerox
Corp. is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management.
adhesive bandage.
Band-aid is just the brand name

Q-tips= Cotton swabs
Blond is used as a noun for males.
Blonde is used as a noun for females.
Blonde
is only used for
females
.
Blond is used as an adjective in ANY instance.
Your invisible cloak is
beside
your bed.
What else are you studying for
besides
Potions?
HogwartsAP Wizard
Get a once in a lifetime glimpse of Draco Malfoy’s sleek, blonde hair.
Beside getting to ride around on a broom stick with Harry while playing quidditch, you will work besides many talented professors.
It doesn’t matter if you tend to learn backwards, since we adjust our teaching styles to suit each student’s needs.
You won’t have to Xerox anything ever again. Just use the doubling charm and you can have two of anything!
You will walk among the wall of talking portraits and the bank of moving stairs on your way to class.
Between
Between is used when talking about two items.
If there are more than two items, use "among".
Exception: Between is used when three or more items are considered one pair at a time.
Harry couldn't choose
between
Ron and Hermione.

Hogwarts' is divided
among
Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuf, and Ravenclaw.

Exception: Hogwarts' is divided
between
Gryffindor and Slytherin, and Hufflepuf and Ravenclaw.
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