- Acceptable in all references to videocassette recorder.
- Spell out in running text: The senate discussed a proposal to return to hard-copy student evaluations versus posting them online. The discussion centered on freedom of expression versus invasion of privacy.
- In short expressions, it is permissible to use vs. as an abbreviation: army vs. navy.
- In court cases, use the abbreviation v.: Marbury v. Madison.
veto, vetoes (n.) vetoed, vetoing (v.)
- Use two words: vice chair, vice president, vice secretary
- Also videodisc, videotape (n. and v.), but video recorder (two words).
- One word; no hyphen.
- Do not use teleconferencing.
videotape (n. and v.)
vie, vied, vying
- Acceptable in all references for very important person(s).
- With hyphens and accent mark on the ‘a.’
- See distinguished visiting professors.