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I am the editor of SQLServerCentral and a longtime DBA.

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asked Using Remark instead of Note
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comment Is it proper to use a colon followed immediately by a hyphen?
I get this a lot from Indian and British writers. Not sure why.
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comment Is it proper to use a colon followed immediately by a hyphen?
Apologies for the delay in responding. I edit technical writing for a living and lately I've seen a lot of colon-dash or colon-hyphen in writing (not sure how those differ in computer text). I often have submissions that have something like I've written above. I should not have used that example with the "3", but something like: "We may write the code as shown here:-"
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asked Is it proper to use a colon followed immediately by a hyphen?
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comment The usage of “Following”
So is this correct grammar? I don't see either of these as an answer, more an analysis.
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comment Which is correct: “the below information” or “the information below”?
I would assume you also find "the above figure" to be a problem? I personally correct authors constantly in using these terms as adjectives.