November 1, 2014

Do not go punctuating on a lark

[With apologies to Dylan Thomas, though I could argue that this is all about not going gentle into that goodnight] Do not go punctuating on a lark, Apostrophes don’t work just any way; Rage, rage against abusing of the mark. Though writers in … [Read more...]

Small Things that Matter #4: Hyphen Hassles

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Perhaps no piece of punctuation gives us more trouble than the hyphen, in particular when we are trying to decide whether to hyphenate a compound modifier. In that realm, the average writer is as consistent as the stock market these days. So, … [Read more...]