University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh
Writing Style Manual

W

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Use Washington, D.C., in text. Do not spell out District of Columbia. In an address, use Washington, DC (no periods).

WAY/WAYS

The word way is singular; the word ways is plural.

  • Pittsburgh is a long way from Los Angeles.
  • There are several ways to travel from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles.

WEB SITE, WORLD WIDE WEB

See Computer Terminology section.

WHO/WHOM

Who and whoever are used as subjects of verbs or as predicate pronouns. Whom and whomever are used as objects of verbs and prepositions.

  • Jane was the woman who told the story.
  • Whoever comes to the shelter will get help.
  • Whom were they talking about?
  • Bring whomever you like to the party.