How do you list cities and countries?

The 2010 edition of the AP Stylebook says that the comma should be used after the city and state/country when listing them. The example from the stylebook uses the traditional abbreviations of the states and not the postal abbreviations, and spells out the country name.

How do I list multiple cities and countries?

You must still use a comma to separate a city and state.Semicolons are used to separate each whole place in the list if they have both a city and state or a city and nation.

What comes first city or country?

In the US we usually write Berkeley, CA, which is the name of the city followed by state. That said, if you were treating people on a country level, simply writing the US or USA would suffice. The customary format would be to include city name and two-letter state abbreviation (e.g. Seattle, WA, USA).

What should I write in city?

If there is no street address —just a city and a state — put a comma between the city and the state….How to write an addressWrite the recipient’s name on the first line.Write the street address or post office box number on the second line.Write the city, state, and ZIP code on the third.

How do you write city state and country?

Unless a place name is at the end of a sentence and followed by sentence-ending punctuation, whenever you list a city and a state or a city and a country, place commas around the state or the country. The rule applies even when the country or state name is abbreviated.

Are there CITY States today?

A city-state is an independent, self-governing country contained totally within the borders of a single city. Once numerous, today there are few true city-states. They are small in size and dependent on trade and tourism. The only three agreed upon city-states today are Monaco, Singapore, and Vatican City.

Do you put a comma after a country name?

When the name of the country is listed after the city, a comma is needed between them. A comma is also needed after the country’s name. Just like before with a country, a comma is needed between the city and the state as well as a comma after the state’s name.

How do you properly write an address?

Here’s what to include:The name of the sender should be placed on the first line.If you’re sending from a business, you would list the company name on the next line.Next, you should write out the building number and street name.The final line should have the city, state and ZIP code for the address.

What does Oxford comma mean?

The Oxford (or serial) comma is the final comma in a list of things. For example: Please bring me a pencil, eraser, and notebook. Use of the Oxford comma is stylistic, meaning that some style guides demand its use while others don’t.

Is the Oxford comma required in MLA?

Even in a poorly written sentence, the Oxford comma ensures that the meaning is clear. The Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), and Oxford University Press all support the Oxford comma.