Love the ellipsis? So do we! But an ellipsis can be a touchy, persnickety little punctuation mark. Used in the wrong situation, ellipses can appear overdone, overly dramatic, silly, sloppy, unnecessary... You get the point. As writers and authors, we may need to ask...
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Odds and Ends: Scare Quotes, Exclamation Points, Almost, and Plural Compounds
Want to know how to use exclamation points or scare quotes? How to make a compound word plural? The difference between almost and most of or how to correctly use almost in a sentence? By Writer’s Relief.
Odds ‘N’ Ends: Titled vs. Entitled, Aphorisms, And Quotation Marks
Entitled or titled? Supposed to or suppose to? How do I use quotation marks correctly? And what is an aphorism? The proofreaders at Writer’s Relief answer these and other questions about grammar and punctuation.
Further Notes On Punctuating Dialogue
Dialogue can be tricky to write and, sometimes, tricky to punctuate. In a previous article, we talked about how to properly format dialogue in your fiction and nonfiction. Here are a few more pointers to demonstrate how to create paragraph breaks when switching from...
Celebrating the Semicolon in a Most Unlikely Location
Read this article by Sam Roberts. Semicolon sightings in the city are unusual, but Neil Neches, a writer in the transit agency's marketing and service information department, inserted one on a placard anyway. This article articulates the wonder in seeing a semicolon...
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