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Style guide: K


key – an overused term; ‘a key role’, ‘a key position’, ‘planning is key’. Use others if possible; ‘a vital role’, ‘an important position’, ‘planning is imperative’.


kids – see young people

Kilimanjaro not Mount Kilimanjaro

kilogram/s, kilometre/s, kilowatt/s are abbreviated to kg, km, kW

King’s Cross

kneejerk – as in reaction, one word

knockout noun, knock out verb

knots – as in measurement: at sea, you travel at a rate of knots, not knots per hour

knowhow is one word



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