Punctuation and Quotation Marks: American Style

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ALWAYS ON THE INSIDE –PERIODS– “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”–COMMAS–“You’re gonna need a bigger boat,” said Brody. ALWAYS ON THE OUTSIDE –COLONS–There are three things I liked best about “The Wizard of Oz”: the singing, the costumes, and the munchkins.–SEMICOLONS–Yesterday, she wanted to binge-watch “Downton Abbey”; today, however, […]

i.e. or e.g.?

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“i.e.” is Latin for “id est,” meaning “that is.”“e.g.” is Latin for “exempli gratia,” meaning “for example.” Use “i.e.” when you want to give further explanation for something.Use “e.g.” when you want to give a few examples but not a complete list. i.e. = (think: “in essence”)e.g = (think: “examples given”) Please follow and like […]

All About the Ampersand

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The origin of the ampersand can be traced back to the Latin word “et,” meaning “and.” The E and the T that make up this word were occasionally written together to form a ligature (a character consisting of two or more joined letters). Writing the word this way saved the writer time, with one letter […]