It is written Washington, D.C. with comma and periods. Except when it’s used as a postal address. Although the U.S. Postal Service is very good about making things work, the “official” recommendation is that no periods, commas or other punctuation marks are used in postal addresses.
What county do I put for Washington DC?
Washington County, D.C. – Wikipedia.
How do you write Washington DC?
Washington, D.C., often uses commas to set off the D.C. part. If you follow this style, you have to use two commas, one before and one after, according to the major editing styles. So what do you do if the whole name is part of a hyphenated compound: “A Washington, D.C.-based think tank”? Drop the second comma.
Do you write Washington DC or Washington DC?
Use commas: Washington, D.C., was built on what was essentially swampland. This recommendation holds true when you use the abbreviations recommended by the US Postal Service and now preferred by Chicago: To me, Washington, DC, is first and foremost the home of the Smithsonian.
Is DC part of a county?
Washington, DC operates as a state while also performing functions of a city and a county. We are treated as a state in more than 500 federal laws.
Do you put a comma in Washington, DC?
A comma should always separate “Washington” and “D.C.” as in “Washington, D.C.” with a comma after “D.C.” if the sentence continues. Example: “In Washington, D.C., students visited the Smithsonian museum.” When referring to a major city, there is no need for the state abbreviation.
Is DC metro area capitalized?
greater metropolitan: Lowercase unless part of a title.
Is DC capitalized?
In general, most abbreviations of technical terms are capitalized, but there are notable exceptions such as ac, dc, and rms. In abbreviations involving a person’s name, always capitalize the initial for the person’s name.
How do you know when to put a comma?
Commas (Eight Basic Uses)
- Use a comma to separate independent clauses.
- Use a comma after an introductory clause or phrase.
- Use a comma between all items in a series.
- Use commas to set off nonrestrictive clauses.
- Use a comma to set off appositives.
- Use a comma to indicate direct address.
- Use commas to set off direct quotations.
How do you end a sentence with DC?
Include the coma.
- You can. I think more people say “DC” than “Washington” casually though.
- Either is fine, but choose one and be consistent.
- End sentences with “D.C.” Never use an extra period.
- Either – the context doesn’t matter, just use the same one throughout.
- D.C. is the more formal one, but DC is also fine.