U

Under way

Two words if you want to say something is in progress.

 

V

Versus

Shortened to v for sports matches.

Via

Means by way of, so you can say he travelled via Dover but not that she travelled via train.

 

W

Wars

Use First World War and Second World War, not World War One and World War Two or WWI and WWII.

Whose/who’s

Whose is possessive. “The man whose car was stolen.”

Who’s means who is or who has. “The man, who’s a police officer, had his car stolen.” Contractions are never used outside of direct quotes, however.

 

Y

Youths

Young people of both sexes aged from early teens to early 20s. See Age.

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