Re: punctuation et al. rules

Subject: Re: punctuation et al. rules
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:35:36 +0000 (UTC)

The problem is that he simply says he has never seen my way of punctuating in other industrial manuals. Thus, that's it.
Remember when your mom said you can't have candy before dinner? And when you asked why not, she said, "Because I said so."
In my case, the two situations are similar.
-- Ken in Atlanta


On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:21 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:


I know there's a dastardly plot afoot to remove hyphens from all written
communication. I was a part of this conspiracy until I learned that hyphens
work when they work!

-Tony

On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 3:33 AM, Ant Davey <ant -at- ant-davey -dot- com> wrote:
 The way to win the argument is to ask your boss 'What if there were two
 of these connectors?'

 What would he do with 7 pin connectors? And if it works for two, why
 not one?


On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 6:11 AM, Annette Reilly <annetterieee -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

>
>
> It can be a problem when a hasty reader looks for seven (7) of those pin
> modifiers. The hyphen helps.
>
>
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References:
punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: punctuation et al. rules: From: Annette Reilly
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Tony Chung

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