Re: Punctuation

Subject: Re: Punctuation
From: Don Smith <dsmith -at- ACCESSBEYOND -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 08:34:28 EST

Bill -

I appreciate your editorial corrections to my Email.

However, though I am sure you have many reasons why the comma should
be inside the quotes, I tell you why it never will in my writing. The
item I am "quoting" is flamed and I am the comma is not part of that
quote. The comma refers to the clause and for that reason follows the
close quote.
I suppose this is the same reasoning used in defending including the
sentence period in a quote (or parenthesis) if it is around the last
word. Never, never, never. Maybe this kind of thinking is why I am a
Senior Writer and not a Publications Manager these days.

By the way, are you available to edit all of my Email at no charge?

Don


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Subject: Punctuation
Author: Bill -dot- Warner -at- RELIASTAR -dot- COM at INTERNET
Date: 12/2/96 5:41 PM


Don wrote:

>At the risk of getting "flammed", isn't our own integrity involved
>here? I would not consider telling other than the truth on my
>Resume'. Color a little, perhaps, but list things not true, not a
>chance.

I suggest that your punctuation should be: "flammed,"
resume. (...Resume'. sic: lower case "r"; no [']

Regards,

Bill



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