Do you use apostrophes properly?

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Do you use apostrophes properly?
March 5, 2014
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Kate Jones
Sadly, too many of us don’t.

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Mexican food-lover Rachel Brodsky has an eye for detail. So much so, that when she saw glaring grammatical errors in the advertising for her local Mexican restaurant she was turned off.

“Advertisements are like businesses’ résumés and I won’t spend my money at a venue because of these errors,” she says. Continue reading

When did our plainest punctuation mark become so agressive?

The Period Is Pissed
When did our plainest punctuation mark become so aggressive?
BY BEN CRAIR @bencrair Share
The period was always the humblest of punctuation marks. Recently, however, it’s started getting angry. I’ve noticed it in my text messages and online chats, where people use the period not simply to conclude a sentence, but to announce “I am not happy about the sentence I just concluded.” Continue reading

online puts a full stop to umlaut

Online puts full stop to umlaut
Date: 31/08/2013
Words: 209
Source: AGE
Publication: The Age
Section: World
Page: 13
Germany may be the world’s third-biggest exporter, but its language has proved less popular abroad than its cars.
Now some German firms have decided the umlaut – the dotted accent added to the letters a, o, or u – is too vexing for foreigners and have begun to ditch it.
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Do grammar and spelling matter anymore?


Two of the three Rs are just not a priority anymore.

Here’s the great thing about Microsoft Word. That coloured squiggly line – the one that appears below words and sentences – is a useful warning sign, letting people know they’ve screwed up something. Sure, the software gets it wrong sometimes, but mostly it gets it right. Which is why it’s astounding errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation still saturate business communication.

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