What is the proper way to abbreviate States?
The names of eight states are never abbreviated in datelines or text: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah. Memory aid: States with five or fewer letters, plus Alaska and Hawaii, are never abbreviated.
What state abbreviation is MI?
Are there 52 states in the USA?
States of the U.S. There are fifty (50) states and Washington D.C.The last two states to join the Union were Alaska (49th) and Hawaii (50th). Both joined in 1959.
What US state abbreviation is MD?
MD. Md. Md. Mar., Mary. Massachusetts.
Do state abbreviations have periods?
Do not use state abbreviations simply to save time or space except in an address on an envelope or list. We do not use periods with state abbreviations: CT, NY, NJ.
Can you abbreviate State on mail?
1.9 | Abbreviate States Abbreviate U.S. states, Washington D.C. and U.S. territories with the USPS-approved 2-letter postal codes. Avoid confusing the USPS-approved abbreviations with other state abbreviations like WASH instead of WA.
How do you abbreviate states ap style?
When the name of a state name appears in the body of a text, spell it out. When the name of a city and state are used together, the name of the state should be abbreviated (except for Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Ohio, Texas and Utah).