RE: Punctuation question

Subject: RE: Punctuation question
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Gene Kim-Eng'" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 18:41:11 -0700

> From: Gene Kim-Eng

> Nothing new about that. The colon was always "formal,"
> vs comma "informal." What has changed is that during
> the past few decades (I'd say more like 30-40 years)
> there has been a relentless march toward "friendly
> informality" in all walks of life in the US, including
> business. Whether this represents a good or bad thing
> is another question.
> Gene Kim-Eng

Dear Mr. Kim-Eng:

Would you say that your view of colon use suggests that whether to use a
comma or colon depends on the tone the correspondence is intended to convey?



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