RE: punctuation question for xxx(xx?). (is the ? correct)

Subject: RE: punctuation question for xxx(xx?). (is the ? correct)
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 11:46:02 -0700

Deborah Hemstreet wrote:

> How would you punctuate the following sentence?
>
> The potential for human error is great (haven't we all learned that
the
> hard way?).

Assuming the rhetorical question is appropriate, I wouldn't insert it as
a parenthetical. I'd just write two sentences:

The potential for human error is great. Haven't we all learned that the
hard way?

That said, what you proposed is grammatically correct.

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
------
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
------








^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.
http://www.doctohelp.com

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
punctuation question for xxx(xx?). (is the ? correct): From: Deborah Hemstreet

Previous by Author: RE: Replacing fonts in FrameMaker 7.0
Next by Author: RE: Creating a TOC on the backside of the Cover
Previous by Thread: Re: punctuation question for xxx(xx?). (is the ? correct)
Next by Thread: Re: punctuation question for xxx(xx?). (is the ? correct)


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads