d. Do not use "galley" instead use "kitchen"
e. Do not use "0800" instead use "8:OO a.m."
f. DO not use "1600" instead use "4:00 p.m."
8.14 ELIMINATION OF WORDS
Eliminate superfluous words such as "conforming to.". Refer to the following example.
Preferred: Aluminum paint: FS TT-P-38.
Not Preferred: Aluminum paint conforming to FS TT-P-38.
8.15 CAPITALIZATION, SPELLING, COMPOUND WORDS, PUNCTUATION
Follow the conventions contained in the latest edition of the United States Government Printing
Office, Style Manual.
8.15.1 Capitalization. Capitalize words such as, "Contractor," Contracting Officer,"
"Government" and classification terms such as, "Type, " "Grade" and "Class." Do not capitalize
(or underline) to emphasize particular words, phrases, sentences, etc. In a specification, all
requirements are of equal importance in obtaining the desired products and services.
8.15.2 Spelling. The spelling, writing style, punctuation, etc., shall be consistent throughout
the specification. For example, when multiple spellings of the same word (e.g., gauge and
gage) are proper, use the spelling that is used in the cited references, if any. If no reference is
cited, choose one spelling and use this spelling throughout the specification.
8.15.3 Hyphenated Compounds. When two or more hyphenated compounds have a common,
basic element, the basic element is omitted in all but the last term and preceded by a hyphen.
For example, ". . . 4- by 8-inch . . ." shall be used instead of ". . . 4-inch by S-inch . . ."
Do not use footnotes.
8.17 EXPONENTS, SUBSCRIPTS, SUPERSCRIPTS AND (UNITS OF MEASURE)
Do not use exponents, subscripts and superscripts. Use the written or word equivalents.
Similarly, do not use symbols such as " ' " for foot or feet, " # " for pounds, " " for degrees,