Posts Tagged 'grammar Nazi'

The Ampersand – All You Need To Know

ampersandFrom sitepoint –

We see the symbol all of the time. Elegant, curved, infinitely malleable. But what’s the origin of the mysterious and ubiquitous ampersand? How can you choose which one is the best version to use? Read on to uncover all you wanted to know about this ancient tool of text:

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Double Contractions – I Didn’t Know About Them

I recently found this Wiktionary page listing Double Contractions. Additional investigation indicates that they are considered correct usage, at least in certain situations (such as dialogue). Who knew?

Double contractions are those words which contain two contractional clitics, such as n’t and ’ve. Both contractions are marked with apostrophes. Such as – shouldn’t’ve.

 


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