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Subject:Re: Periods and bullets From:Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us> To:John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 2 Apr 2009 10:36:38 -0400
I recall defining this for a previous employer's style guide and our group
came up with much of the same as what the CMoS post listed, including using
semicolons at the end of statement enders. One difference though was that
it was the use of the phrase "the following" that prompted the use of a
colon at the end of the introduction sentence. Without it, no colon was
used. I recall this was supported by one of the reference used (Gregg
style manual, iirc), and while I found it surprising, the team member who
suggested it had a reference and made his case so it got in.
techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
04/01/2009 06:59:33 PM:
> Hi, guys...I'm having a discussion with another writer.
> My position is that a bullet list of gragments gets no period:
> The crate had
> - oranges
> - apples
> - lemons
> and her position is that the last bullet gets a period.
> The crate had
> - oranges
> - apples
> - lemons.
> Any validity to this?
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
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> exhausted all the alternatives."
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