AP Style

AP style rules for the time element

Sunday, Monday, happy days.

Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days.

Thursday, Friday, happy days.

Saturday, what a day… to make sure you’re aware of the AP style rules for the element of time.

Use the day of the week within a seven-day range of the current date.

  • But, be sure to avoid redundancies such as “last Wednesday” or “next Wednesday”

A date should be used for time ranges beyond seven days.

Avoid using the word “on” before a day or a date, except at the beginning of a sentence, unless its absence would lead to confusion.

  • “On” should also be used between a date and a proper name.

Use days of the week, not “today” or “tonight”

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