Tag Archives: Punctuation

How to Use Hyphens & Dashes

Looking through the marketing copy of countless companies — including household-name brands — I see one error more than any other: ignorance over the use of hyphens. It’s a tiny and much-neglected mark but for fully rounded and accurate writing … Continue reading

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Colons & Semicolons – How to Use Them

Colons and semicolons are troublemakers.  Not content with the clarity of being a single marking they have the nerve to mix and match other, more straightforward punctuation marks.  You can be happily making your way through a sentence when suddenly … Continue reading

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Abbreviations – Mr. or Mr?

The rules about abbreviations are very simple. Or very complicated, depending on how closely you want to look at it! The great myth about English is that its usage is all bound up in watertight rules that 95% of people … Continue reading

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