Comma conundrums & other punctuation perplexities

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Comma conundrums & other punctuation perplexities

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PUNCTUATION DISCUSSIONS:

Below are permanent links to some major discussions on punctuation. If you don't find a discussion that applies to your question, start your own.

APOSTROPHES
CAPITALIZATION
COLONS
COMMAS
"GRAMMAR GIRL - QUICK & DIRTY TIPS"
HEIGHT
HYPHENS
INTERRUPTIONS
NUMBERS
OBJECTIONS
PARAGRAPHING
QUOTATION MARKS
SEMICOLONS
WEB SITES (rules)

Discussion Forum

Punctuation with objections 5 Replies

Started by Jennifer L. Furia. Last reply by Jennifer L. Furia May 23.

Commas 11 Replies

Started by Marla Sharp. Last reply by Chris Jan 21.

Writing out shortened/abbreviated numbers 2 Replies

Started by gemini35. Last reply by gemini35 Mar 17, 2016.

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Comment by Chelsea Adams on August 21, 2017 at 12:37

Jean-Marie, interesting! How do you set it off from hyphens and em dashes? I've never seen the en dash in a transcript before.

Comment by Jean-Marie A. Browne on August 19, 2017 at 17:06

I use both en dash and em dash.

Comment by Chelsea Adams on August 17, 2017 at 13:22

Random, probably dumb question....does anyone use the en dash in transcripts? Is that a thing, or no?

Comment by Janiece Young on July 22, 2016 at 8:46

personally I go with the '60s.

Comment by Quyen on July 22, 2016 at 8:18

What's your preference:  the sixties or the '60s? 

Thx.

Comment by Quyen on July 10, 2016 at 15:55

Very logical, Janiece.  ;)

Thx.

Comment by Janiece Young on July 10, 2016 at 15:49

Hi, Quyen,

I don't have a rule but in just looking at their packaging I would be inclined to go with AA batteries.  

Janiece :)

Comment by Quyen on July 10, 2016 at 15:46

double A batteries

double "A" batteries

double-A batteries

or

AA batteries

???

He said "double A batteries."

TIA.

Comment by Glen Warner on May 17, 2016 at 19:14

Hi, Quyen.

It might be helpful if you were to post the sentence you're asking about for your "issue/issued" issue -- er, conundrum.

Comment by Quyen on May 17, 2016 at 8:34

What is the right word:  issue patents or issuED patents?

"Issued patents" seem to make more sense, but I'm just not sure if I've heard it correctly every time it has come up.

Thanks.

 

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