Tag Archives: punctuation
Stop the Insanity!
I always think of 1990’s health guru Susan Powter when I see someone using two spaces after a hard stop (period, exclamation point, question mark, etc.) in 2009. Not only is the reasoning behind the double space antiquated, but it … Continue reading
Comma with Because
I often see writers and editors putting a comma before the word because, for example, This won’t surprise anyone who has known her for a long time, because she has always espoused both liberal and conservative perspectives. The problem with … Continue reading
Are You Killing the Apostrophe?
Years ago, I came across a column on the demise of the apostrophe, called Are You Killing the Apostrophe. It makes no sense to me to discard a perfectly good and useful mark of punctuation simply because some people don’t … Continue reading
If A Blog is Written in the Woods…
…and no one reads it, then is it still a blog? What I’m trying to say is that I know that it takes a while to become established in the blog community, and since you’ve got to start somewhere, this is … Continue reading