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Bulleted Lists: Capitalization and Punctuation

By Judy Vorfeld Did you know that before the intro­duc­tion of word pro­cess­ing (via word proces­sors and com­put­ers), most pub­li­ca­tions dis­played lists in either out­line form or num­bered lists. Now we have bul­lets. This cre­ates a new layer of con­fu­sion on how to use cap­i­tal­iza­tion and punc­tu­a­tion in […]

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Abbreviating Months and Days

By Judy Vorfeld Wonder how to abbre­vi­ate days of the week and months? Let’s take three excel­lent style guides and see what they offer. THE GREGG REFERENCE MANUAL, TENTH EDITION (502) says, “Days of the week, names of the months … should be abbre­vi­ated only on busi­ness forms, […]

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A or An Before Words Beginning With H?

By Judy Vorfeld Have you ever been con­fused about when to use “a” and “an” before words begin­ning with “h”? Some of the most famous peo­ple in the world don’t use the rules prop­erly. Here’s what the style guides say: Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and […]

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