quasi—Compound adjectives with quasi are always hyphenated: quasi-public corporation; compound nouns with quasi are always open: quasi contract, quasi union.
quotation marks, punctuation with—Commas and periods always go inside quotation marks. Other punctuation marks go outside the quotation marks, unless they are part of the quoted material: He asked, "Did you actually see him do it?" Have you read the article "Ten Simple Steps to Better Writing"?
re- (prefix)—Generally closed, no hyphen: recover, reelect, reenact, reentry, reunite; but, include the hyphen if necessary to distinguish the word from its homograph: re-cover (to cover again), re-creation (another creation). (See prefixes and suffixes.)
recur, recurred, recurring (not reoccur)
Regents (Board of Regents, New York State Board of Regents, Regents biology, Regents English)
request for proposals (RFP)
reverend and honorable—“The abbreviations Rev. and Hon. are used before a name when no the precedes the title. With the, such titles should be spelled out.” (19) The title is dropped on second reference: the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., King; the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi.
RSVP—“The abbreviation for the French repondez s’il vous plait, it means please reply.” (20) The phrase Please RSVP is redundant.
(18) The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (2000), p. 212
(19) Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (2003), 15.18
(20) The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law (2011), p. 247
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