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Old 07-29-2012, 12:28 PM   #2821
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Y'all, I welcome any punctuation, grammar and spelling help I can get!

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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.

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Old 07-29-2012, 03:49 PM   #2822
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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.

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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)
Right?


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".
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #2823
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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)
Right?


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.
The one marked in red is correct. The period refers to the whole sentence and belongs outside the closing parentheses.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #2824
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The one marked in red is correct. The period refers to the whole sentence and belongs outside the closing parentheses.
Zhizara, thank you.
Based on what I read before, there is some kind of logical punctuation and then some rules based on some more strict sense of Punctuation Rules, I take it this advice you wrote is based on logical rules. Is there a set of Punctuation Rules for this particular instance as well that is different from your advice? I thought parentheses were treated similarly to single quotes and double quotes--maybe that is not true.

And I spelled parentheses wrong.......people! Tell me I'm wrong, I can handle it, I want to do better, not for you, for myself. Call me selfish, call me wrong, really I can handle it. Consider all the readers here that will improve their punctuation and writing skills by reading this.
thank you.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #2825
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I'm pretty sure the rules for parentheses are the same for American grammar and British (logical) grammar. It's punctuation with quotes that are different.
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #2826
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I'm pretty sure the rules for parentheses are the same for American grammar and British (logical) grammar. It's punctuation with quotes that are different.
Good to know (you).
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #2827
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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".


Most phones and iPads automatically have the "Sent from my" sig. I removed it from my iPad and phone. Just go to Settings and take it out.
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Most phones and iPads automatically have the "Sent from my" sig. I removed it from my iPad and phone. Just go to Settings and take it out.
I decided to leave it. That way people understand about the occasional strange word or spelling.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #2829
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I decided to leave it. That way people understand about the occasional strange word or spelling.
My neighbor uses an iPhone. Email responses from him include this postscript:

Thumbtyped. All typos unintentional

Of course they are. Otherwise they wouldn't be typos...
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I'm going to put in my sig on my e-mail "sent from the sofa"
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