Re: punctuation et al. rules

Subject: Re: punctuation et al. rules
From: Laura Phillips <laurap -at- pluribusnetworks -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:48:12 -0700

This might be helpful - 3. The 6 acre town is situated in a small valley between rolling hills.
The number and the unit of measurement together provide information about the town, so the two elements of this phrasal adjective should be hyphenated: âThe 6-acre town is situated in a small valley between rolling hills.â

http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-types-of-hyphenation-errors-with-numbers/ <http://www.dailywritingtips.com/5-types-of-hyphenation-errors-with-numbers/>


Laura Phillips


> On Feb 21, 2017, at 11:38 AM, Cardimon, Craig <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com> wrote:
>
> You could try asking a disinterested third-party in your company to look at the sentence.
>
> Write it as originally presented. Then write it your way. Have them look at both.
>
> If they don't know or don't care about the hyphen, then probably no one else will, either.
>
> Craig
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> Yep, I've nicely reminded him of that, but no luck -- at least not yet. Hopefully, I'll have time today to assemble an e-mail showing proper usage and the source links provided to me here by you guys.
> -- Ken
>
>
> On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 12:59 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
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>
> Could you try, "You're the expert in your field. I'm the expert in mine. Trust me when I say it works this way, even if you've never seen it."
>
> Would showing him examples of where it's in use help convince him?
>
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net> wrote:
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> 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:
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>
> 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
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Lin Sims
Re: punctuation et al. rules: From: Ken Poshedly
RE: punctuation et al. rules: From: Cardimon, Craig

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