Tag: grammar

Dogs, Tricks, New. Damnit!

I’m a recalcitrant writer when it comes to technology, which is funny considering I’ve been neck-deep in emerging technologies for, um, four decades? It took me over ten years to slide from Word to Scrivener. I still think it’s got…

; (semicolon)

Semicolons were my stock in trade, until enough experience and feedback convinced me that shot, clipped sentences make for better prose. Erika Dreifus has a thrice-weekly newsletter, and in the current one she references an article by Adam O’Fallon Price…

On Slash as a

Professor Anne Curzan, in her blog piece entitled “Slash: Not Just a Punctuation Mark Anymore,” ¬†hails the use of “slash” in a sentence as an “innovative conjunction” or “conjunctive adverb.” She sites examples such as “Does anyone care if my…