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    Default 'vs' and 'v' - Omit full stops after each?

    In British usage, may we omit the the full stop after 'vs' for 'versus'? May we do the same for the 'v' for 'versus', which is used in legal contexts?

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    The State of California v Michael Anderson
    Good Style vs Good Usage

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    Default Re: 'vs' and 'v' - Omit full stops after each?

    I wouldn't use the full stop after either.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: 'vs' and 'v' - Omit full stops after each?

    In Canada we generally follow BrE spelling and punctuation, but in legal usage we keep the period after v. For example, a criminal case may be called R. v. Collins. Incidentally, in speech our lawyers don't say this as R versus Collins, but usually say R and Collins.

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