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seen Jan 20 at 14:30

devout pedant, grammar- and spelling nazi:-)


Jan
20
comment Illegal Comma to Enhance Clarity
So, what we have found so far is that people outside the security industry definitely don't understand the meaning, insisting on removing the comma to lead to the opposite of what you intend. Which leads me to believe even more strongly that the comma is required - to force the mental effort required to parse it correctly. Leave it @AviD - I have quoted it to audiences and it works here in the UK.
Jan
19
reviewed Close The Copyeditor's Handbook says this is not a suspended compound
Jan
19
reviewed Close Meaning of “See more of”
Jan
19
reviewed Close Concisest synonym for 'to be without'?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Do nonrestrictive appositives always require commas?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Dependent clause tense inheritance
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed “A law decreased what schools had been permitted” vs. “are permitted”
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Word similar to “distraction” but with jokey connotation
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Closed Is it “she is a friend of Jennifer” or "of Jennifer's?
Jan
19
reviewed Approve To include vs including
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
24
reviewed Close Is there a name for a pair of words or phrase that can have a double meaning?
Dec
24
reviewed Close What do you call someone who obsessively thinks they are sick?
Dec
24
reviewed Leave Open Word to describe ideology of unfettered belief in rational self-interest
Dec
24
reviewed Close contract/contractor/contracting
Dec
19
reviewed Close I need a three- letter synonym!
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Closed Is there a term for being attracted to dead people?
Dec
19
reviewed Close “Cannot be pasted to [the] cells that are editable”
Dec
19
reviewed Leave Open What's the word for “talking about the same thing but do not realize because using different words”
Dec
16
revised Sentence interpretation
added 1 character in body