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Aug
20
comment Is “what on earth” still commonly used in real life? Is there any alternative that is not cursing or obscene?
"On earth" is still common, as is "in the world" used the same way.
May
7
comment How should I punctuate around quotes?
-1 The question is about a detail in the American style. Stating that the British style is better gives us no information requested in the question.
May
7
comment How should I punctuate around quotes?
Shouldn't the second example use quotation marks around the question?
May
4
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@Noldorin Isn't it strange that the nesting in mathematics [()] is the reverse of English ([])?
May
3
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
@Noldorin Your comment is supported by Harbrace College Handbook section 17g: "Use brackets . . . when necessary, to replace parentheses within parentheses.
Apr
28
comment “All right” vs. “alright”
"Alright" is sub-standard usage.
Apr
12
comment Is there any difference in meaning to start a two-clause sentence with “As” or “Because”?
+1 Even at the beginning of a sentence, "as" is less clear and "because" should be used.
Apr
7
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
+1 for deprecating superfluous words.
Apr
7
comment How would you properly show deletion of unnecessary text in a quote?
The ellipsis mark is three spaced periods. Many people erroneously omit the spaces.
Apr
2
comment Punctuating an attribution
+1 I think you're right; no need for a comma.
Mar
13
comment Comma after To at the beginning of a sentence
The rule of thumb is that a clause of 5 words or longer should have a comma.