Mini-Lessons on Multiple Topics 9172010

Mini-Lessons on Multiple Topics 9172010 - Use do not vs...

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Mini-Lessons 1. U.S. Publishing Rule: Periods and commas always go inside quotation marks . European publishing rules are different, but we will adhere to the U.S. rules. Examples: George wants to see your “bag of tricks.” “It was a hard day at the office,” noted Sarah. Question marks, exclamation points, colons, and semicolons… go inside or outside, depending on whether they are part of the quoted material. Examples: Did you remember to read the chapter titled “How to Record Data”?
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She asked, “Will you be attending our meeting?” 2. Omit the “th,” “st,” “rd” superscripts with dates. Simply use the number: January 21 3. Avoid contractions in business writing. Most business writers prefer that you do not use them in formal letters, reports, proposals, etc.
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Unformatted text preview: Use do not vs dont etc. You will find them in the Guffey text, but it is best to get out of the habit of using them. 4. When beginning a sentence with in order to or in order for, omit the words in order. Example in need of editing: In order to complete the project, we increased the budget. Revise to read as follows: To complete the project, we increased the budget. Exception: When these expressions occur in the middle of a sentence, it is sometimes necessary to retain in order for clarity. 5. Use among NOT amongst. Amongst sounds stilted and dated. Always choose the shorter, simpler version of a word....
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Mini-Lessons on Multiple Topics 9172010 - Use do not vs...

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