Category Archives: punctuation

Russian Female Tennis Players

It is pathetic that tennis broadcasters consistently mispronounce the names of female tennis players. Addressing this seems to be a lost cause. Apparently, even the players have given up, since they appear to be willing to accept this in the … Continue reading

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End of the Month

It’s the end of the month, and February still has two Rs, but rarely anyone cares.

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Oral Excision

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the physician who examined Donald Trump recently, needs to have something surgically removed—part of his vocabulary. On the day Dr. Jackson gave his report on the health of Mr. Trump, he punctuated almost every sentence with the … Continue reading

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I am bothered about the incorrect use of “however.” Sadly, I have seen very few examples of its proper use. Does anyone else care? If you do, then go visit this site. https://web.sonoma.edu/users/f/farahman/subpages/utilities/however.pdf

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Typing Lesson

As a graphic designer, I receive all kinds of text files to use in the creation of documents and more. Before I can begin to work with most text documents I have to clean them up. I have tried in … Continue reading

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Bad Writing

In my 30 years of communicating with tech support people by text and email, I have found a consistent pattern. THEY CANNOT WRITE! Bad sentence structure. Bad punctuation. Bad spelling. Bad grammar. How could they be expected to communicate effectively … Continue reading

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Up to Date

Many people do not know when to hyphenate these three words. The answer is simple. The hyphens are used only in the adjective form (i.e., up-to-date information). There are no hyphens when you “keep someone up to date.”

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