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Word Order Matters

“The burial site is in a gated plot surrounded by trees and near a creek where the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953, is buried.” 351 more words

Business Writing

Frequently Asked Question: ...

Dear editor,

I would like to know your opinions on the ellipsis in dialogue.

Would you use:
“Well, gee…I don’t know?”
“Well, gee… I don’t know?”

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Chicago Manual Of Style

How to Use a Colon

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There are three general ways to use a colon: to introduce a list; to separate numerals in references and time; and to separate a title from a sub-title. 290 more words

Deborah Lee Luskin

When To Use A Semi-Colon

USE THE SEMI-COLON TO ACHIEVE CLARITY

General Rule

The semi-colon is stronger than a comma and not as final as a period. When used to join separate items, it indicates there’s a relationship between the parts; when used to separate items, it indicates where each item begins and ends. 240 more words

Deborah Lee Luskin