Last week (as I’m sure you’re aware) saw National Punctuation Day come and go. I marked the occasion with a small toast to the humble squiggles which surround, protect and cushion the words we use, herding them gently into sensible sentences and making the work of decoding their meaning that little bit easier. 179 more words
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According to the AP Stylebook, one should use capital letters and periods in most two-letter abbreviations.
For example: the U.N., the U.K., B.A., and B.C. … 265 more words
The semicolon is perhaps the least understood punctuation mark. Rather than try to wrangle this mythical half-colon half-comma beast, some writers steer completely clear of it, but doing so can lead to comma splices,* which are just as bad as an improperly used semicolon. 746 more words