Originally Posted by Cindercat
Incorrect punctuation or grammar in a chat room doesn't bother me. Trying to answer quickly or typing on a "smart"phone has its own difficulties. My phone changes what I type to what it thinks I want, such as: 'Do you have this app on your phone?' becomes 'Do you have this apparently on your phone?'. Sometimes the change is funny, others are just frustrating. My grammar peeves apply more to professionally written text, billboards, advertising or letters sent home from teachers or administration.
I didn't know rule number 6. I had thought that IT'S was both for possessive and for the contraction. That's a tough one to remember.
It's my project. (correct)
The garlic, its clove's papers, are colored purple/brown. (correct)
I was putting a sentence together (quite the project ha ha ha) in an email to a friend and I put a phrase in parenthesis at the end of the sentence. It doesn't look right to put the period inside the parenthesis. Which one is correct?
I labeled and trimmed the garlic (the salable ones).
I labeled and trimmed the garlic (the salable ones.)
Oh and thank you for all this tutoring. Reminding me of the rules does help me.
I forgot to add: My manager would email me and at the end of it, it would say, "Sent from my Blackberry."
I continually and stupidly always thought of them as Blueberries, I don't know why.
I would respond in my email to him in this way, "Sent from my Desktop".