I keep running across this phrase in recent times:
"We are an everyday, every-way department."
It looks funny to me like the above-referenced way. Does anybody else have any ideas on how this should be punctuated? It's a term which the Secretary of USDA seems to use quite often when describing the Department of Agriculture.
And should I capitalize the "D" in "department," since it's U.S. Department of Agriculture?
The way you have it is perfect. "Everyday" is one word when used as an adjective. And "every-way" is a compound word modifying department. You need the comma to replace the "and" that would otherwise be between "everyday and every-way." And I would not capitalize "department" because they are referring to themselves generically, e.g., "We are a great department." You could cap it if they were specifically referencing the Department of Agriculture, e.g., "The Department has several subdepartments."
Thanks so much for the response. This is a phrase that is being used more and more in recent times.
It so so frustrating to not be sure about stuff like that. Of course, I wonder if anybody else notices it as much as we do. :>)
The same transcript, they kept referring to "geospatial." In the title of the presentation, it was spelled as "Geo-Spatial." On the website of this agency, they had it as "GEO-spatial" and "geospatial."
SHEESH! Decisions, decisions, decisions. I didn't know which one to go with. I ended up making my own executive decision and went with "geospatial," one word.
I want to offer, you know, 9 million for these 12 and a half million worth of first trust deeds.
I want to offer, you know, 9 million for these 12-and-a-half million worth of first trust deeds.
I want to offer, you know, 9 million for these 12 and-a-half million worth of first trust deeds.
Hi. I have been a reporter for many years and had worked for various agencies being a new reporter and everybody had their own style. I was taught to use numbers if i'ts over 10 or 10.
but i think it's so much easier to read if it's 9 million, etc. I hyphenate because that's the way i was taught. The Gregg Reference Manual that I have