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This tag is for questions about punctuation. This encompasses marks such as the period/full stop, comma, dash, and parentheses, used to separate structural units and perform other roles that clarify the meaning. USE THE 'SYMBOLS' tag for currency symbols, accents and so forth.

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I would go with the "clarity rule," use the punctuation that makes the most sense and makes your meaning easiest to discern. In practice I try to structure my sentences to avoid having to place an …
answered Aug 13 '10 by cori
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A relatively modern dictionary (I don’t know which one, because we’ve cut out the pages and used them as wallpaper in our bathroom, but I know it’s less than 20 years old) indicates that R’s is one co …
asked Nov 18 '10 by cori
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I used to be a stickler about this in my own writing and when editing others writing as well, but especially as the computer has taken the place of the typewriter in my writing (showing my age a bit) …
answered Sep 4 '10 by cori