Punctuation Check-up: The Doctor Will See You Now

Terminal Punctuation Disease It’s a real problem. But fortunately, there’s help. No, you won’t find it in an online pharmacy, and you don’t have to cross the border. Just sit back and pay attention. Ending, or terminal, punctuation marks always go inside quotation marks. For example: “John said he’d do that on Tuesday,” said Mary. Read More …

Let Go of the Dots!

Ellipsis Abuse “Hi, I’m Holly. I’m a writer, and I have an unhealthy addiction to ellipses.” I see a number of familiar faces in the audience, and I’m inspired to be a more decisive writer, a better leader. I pull a handful of dithering dots from my pocket, careful to hang onto the¬†few loner-types willing Read More …