Punctuated correctly? I cannot recast. “The nineteen-seventies band was . . .” The hyphen, I believe, is needed because of the compound-modifier action. “The greatest nineteen-seventies' band was . . .” The hyphen, I believe, is needed because of the ...
|Clive Here's my view,,|
The greatest nineteen-seventies band was . . .. Drop the apostrophe.
The nineteen-seventies' greatest band was . . . Keep the apostrophe.
If I really wanted to write carefully, I'd say
The greatest band of the seventies' was . . .
The ’70 ...
|goronsky The greatest band of the seventies' was . . .|
I very respectfully disagree with your punctuation above. Why the apostrophe after “seventies”?
|Clive I typed carelessly. Sorry.|
|Clive The hyphens look too fussy for me.|
( Why not just write it as 681 745-8604? )
|Clive I don't see why numbers can't be used, although I suppose the smart thing to do would be to check on what other writers do.|
Are you writing a novel that will be edited and published?
Or are you perhaps writing simply for your own amusement?
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|Clive Yes. |
#2 suggests you are showing no respect at the present time.
#1 may mean that, or it may simply focus on the past (eg 50 years ago).
|Philip I would use the progressive (continuous) in both cases, indicating that the actions are currently in process and may well continue into the future.|
Anonymouswhich is correctnot doing very well; beginning to get
Without the -ing, the implication is "always", "regularly", "habitually". That's inconsistent with your use of "now" in both cases.
hello guys, I've already searched some of the explanations about the difference between "ethic" and "ethics". I know that "ethics" is the common use and "ethic" is used probably most in the term "work ethic". I've read that when using be-Verb ...
|Mister Micawber |
AnonymousIs it acceptable to use "ethic are..."?No.
This work ethic is important.
These work ethics are important.
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