UK punctuation conventions

Subject: UK punctuation conventions
From: Bill Burns <BillDB -at- intl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:18:46 -0700

I'm reviewing a document for a client who is following UK writing
conventions to determine if any internationalization issues exist in the
writing style or document composition. I ran across the following syntax,
and I want to get the perspective of someone more familiar with conventions
on the east side o' the pond, so to speak.

The component in reference comes as part of a larger product and allows two
devices two connect. Here's a reconstruction:

"The ACME frizzlebutser supplied, allows you to connect yout ACME digital
scadwanger to the X-92 explosive modulator using an infrared link."

Aside from the condensed relative clause, my question is with the comma
placement preceding the verb. Is this typical comma placement according to
UK writing conventions?


Bill Burns - Eccentric Technology Consultant
INT' Design & Development
billdb -at- intl -dot- com
"Being disintegrated makes me very angry."

Sponsored by Weisner Associates Inc., Online Information Services
Training & consulting for RoboHELP, Dreamweaver, HTML, and HTML-Based Help.
More info at or mailto:training -at- weisner -dot- com -dot-

Sponsored by Rose Hill, Your Business and Career Coach.
"Assume Success! Live Your Passion!" Get the gist at then call 503.629.4804 for details!

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: jorgeprado -at- arnet -dot- com -dot- ar
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-29532C -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: UK punctuation conventions
Next by Author: RE: UK punctuation conventions
Previous by Thread: UK punctuation conventions
Next by Thread: Re: UK punctuation conventions

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads