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Pesky Punctuation, Pt. V: The Em Dash

No, we’re not talking about Rapidash today. (Sorry to get your hopes up, Pokémon fans…) We’re talking about something even more exciting: Pesky Punctuation’s fifth installment, the em dash! 478 more words


Using the slash mark

When reviewing business copy, I often notice a lot of use of the slash mark. First, besides appearing in URLs, fractions, or dates, for example, a slash is a mark that shows options: … 177 more words


A few things every prose writer needs

A recent poll revealed that among respondents over fifty, ‘publish a novel’ has displaced ‘have an extra-marital affair’ as the most cited ambition. Perhaps so many people aspire to write because all you need to get started is a pen and paper or something to type on. 684 more words

Getting Started

The hyphen, en dash and em dash: What they are and how to format them

These similar-looking marks can show up in your marketing copy. If you’re wondering how they’re used and how they’re supposed to be formatted, here’s a brief explanation of the most common uses:* 312 more words


Grammar and Mechanics

Grammar and Mechanics (spelling, punctuation): Grammar relates to sentence structure: run-on sentences, misplaced commas, parallelism (the concept that idea in a sentence should be presented in parallel form. 249 more words


Pompous, Punky, Punctuation

Pompous, Punky, Punctuation!

Okay, here we go this is everything I think you need to know about punctuation.

Sentence Enders

The most important and basic things that everyone should know about punctuation is that there are three symbols that end a sentence. 1,210 more words


Some 'Splainin' About Colons (the Punctuation Kind)

Did you catch the I Love Lucy Christmas Special on December 7? The one-hour show comprised “The Christmas Episode” and “Job Switching.” In the latter, Lucy and Ethel tried, but ultimately—and hilariously—failed to keep up with the chocolate factory’s conveyor belt. 450 more words