Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
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|Which is correct?
HP’s corporate headquarters are in Palo Alto, ______.
Explanation: To conform to AP style, abbreviate state names when used in conjunction with a town or city name. (However, if the city is not specified, spell out the full state name.)
David Davies published this handy AP style tipsheet.
Here’s a list of abbreviations for state and province names, including both current and old-style.