Comma conundrums & other punctuation perplexities Discussions (37)

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Punctuation with objections

I apologize in advance if this has been the subject of conversation in the past.   I am working on a transcript wherein the attorney making…

Started by Jennifer L. Terreri

5 May 23, 2017
Reply by Jennifer L. Terreri

Commas

The comma has always been one of the most confusing pieces of punctuation ever invented. A great quote by Oscar Wilde: "I spent most of the…

Started by Marla Sharp

11 Jan 21, 2017
Reply by Chris

Writing out shortened/abbreviated numbers

Dollar amounts shortened and abbreviated like "fourteen six" to stand for 14,600, how would that appear in the transcript? 14-6, 14-6, 14,6…

Started by gemini35

2 Mar 17, 2016
Reply by gemini35

WAV or .wav

Which way is correct:  WAV file or .wav file.  I know .wav is an extension, but in most of the dictionaries, I see it with all caps, WAV.  …

Started by Christine Whitfield

4 Oct 18, 2014
Reply by Tori Schafer

Capitalization

Sometimes it seems obvious; other times it's not. Please post cap/no-cap questions here. I'll start ...

Started by Quyen

36 Aug 9, 2014
Reply by gemini35

Hyphens (compound words, etc.)

Here are some great sites explaining when to use a hyphen: http://www.mtdaily.com/mt1/hyphens.html http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/c

Started by Marla Sharp

25 Nov 4, 2013
Reply by Stefanie Landa

Phonetic Alphabet ??

I am working on a transcript about airplanes.  In order to identify the aircraft they are speaking of, they use the phonetic alphabet.  Exa…

Started by Laura E. Thornsberry

0 Sep 17, 2013

WEB SITES

Here are some great sites to find rules on punctuation and grammar. If you have any you like, please post them here in this discussion. PU…

Started by Marla Sharp

1 Jul 13, 2013
Reply by Mary K Thomas

Quotation marks

Here are some great sites for quotation marks: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_quote.html http://www.grammarbook.com/punct

Started by Marla Sharp

12 Jul 5, 2013
Reply by Laura E. Thornsberry

bias or biased

I'm getting caught up with the word bias.   Is it bias or biased?  Examples: Q.  You don't know what the word "impartial" means?A. It means…

Started by Laura E. Thornsberry

3 Dec 17, 2012
Reply by Laura E. Thornsberry

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