The Skinny?
On the main 'downloads' page of PCWorld.com ('download this'), I came across: "Get...
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Nothing About Piscataway, NJ
Needing something to read while standing in a long checkout line at Costco, I bought...
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American Eggs
Can anyone tell me why the eggs taste so odd here? I don't notice the difference...
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Nu Yawk "English": What The Heck?
I felt very badly about the slur. I could care less about otiose commas. I'm waiting...
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To Err Is Human...
"To err is human, to be mauled by Spyware is, criminal". I came across this phrase...
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"Herbert" Is Derogatory In The UK
It seems the Nigels don't like the Herberts. According to the new Concise Oxford...
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Proper Use Of I.E. And E.G.
I know that: i.e. = That is e.g. = For example I have two questions about their use...
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Simple Or Compound Sentence?
I queued for over an hour at the counter but still could not get a ticket. I did...
"Yet" As "However"
I work with some wonderful copy editors. Yet I want to encourage them to stop doing...
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Comma?
I was so careless that the other day/recently , I caught a cold. I was so careless...
Commas In A List ?
1 - Apples, oranges and Lemons. 2 - Apples, oranges, and Lemons. Q - Which of the...
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Do Commas Go Inside Or Outside Of Quotes...
My associate and I are mechanical engineers. We are jointly writing an engineering...
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A Very Weird Exercise
I've just seen such an exercise: Put commas where necessary to make the sentence...
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Compound, Complex Sentences And Commas
Hi, I have asked similar questions here before, so please forgive me while I wrestle...
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Dangling Elements And Misplaced Modifiers
Hello, I am studying for the English Composition CLEP and there is a sentence in...
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Too Many Commas...
What legitimate sentences could include more than a few commas? Examples? Thanks...
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Commas Or Not
I would like to read your opinion about whether or not to use commas in the following...
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Weak Interruptions - Trask Et. Al.
L. Trask and others make use of the words `weak interruption' to define when bracketing...
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Complex Sentences, Restrictive Clauses...
Hi, I am going to ask about three sentences. I will give you two options to choose...
Comma Directly Before A Left Parenthesis...
Given the decision to put commas around 'Inc.', which of these is correct? Sueden...
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