grammar girl on grammar myths

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FELLOW FORMER KINGSTONIAN Steve Frank posted a link on my Face­book page to an ar­ticle ti­tled “Top 10 Grammar Myths” by Mignon Fog­arty (aka Grammar Girl) on the Mental Floss web­site. Steve fol­lows my Strunk­and­whitenit! cat­e­gory and knew that this piece would in­terest me—and it does! READ MORE

where does the comma go with quotation marks?

WHERE DOES THE COMMA GO when it’s within a pair of quo­ta­tion mark? Some­times it’s within the quo­ta­tion marks, some­times it’s out­side those same quote marks! Same with pe­riods! And where do colons and semi-colons go? And en-dashes and em-dashes? And what about quotes within quotes? As the old man in Moon­struck says at the end of the movie, “I’m a-confused.” READ MORE