Punctuation

On Long Country Drives, Rustic Wooden Signs, and Annoying Apostrophe Errors

I spent this past weekend with women I've been friends with for 40 years. It was long overdue and delightful, and I laughed until my stomach hurt. But my eyes also hurt because while driving through the countryside to get to the beachfront rental, I'd repeatedly see people's last names on signs in front of… Continue reading On Long Country Drives, Rustic Wooden Signs, and Annoying Apostrophe Errors

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Punctuation

The Secret of Semicolons…or How to Use This Sexy Piece of Punctuation Correctly

This week’s blog post is brought to you by one of my kids—because I just found out I didn’t teach her how to use semicolons. OK, maybe it was the school’s job when she was younger, but really, I work with words for a living. I teach business writing skills. I know my punctuation. And… Continue reading The Secret of Semicolons…or How to Use This Sexy Piece of Punctuation Correctly