Tag Archive: punctuation

Nov 27

Happy Holidays from the Gripes

For some reason, people love to create plurals by adding an apostrophe. Or should I say, “to create plural’s.” (The answer is no. No I should not. And neither should you.) This is especially evident during the festive season, when most of us have some sort of holiday or other to celebrate, and we attempt …

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Mar 18

“An exercise in high-stakes grammar pedantry that could cost … $10 million”

It’s all very well saying we live in a post-punctuation era, and archaic little speckles have no business cluttering up our brilliant prose when emoji can do that much more artfully, but unlike many writing jobs, punctuation can move┬áreal sums of money. Proof? You want proof? How about this gripping yarn in The New York …

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