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Subject:Re: Bulleted lists From:Ron Rhodes <rrhodes -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Sun, 17 Aug 1997 14:47:00 -0400
Ira Jacobson writes,
<<<<<_I_ would use a colon. I also at times follow each bulleted item
semi-colon, and the last with a period. Thus, the list is in essence a
complete grammatical sentence.
Any reason not to?>>>>>>
I'll ditto that, Ira.
I think, in general, that a bulleted list should be treated like it's a
continuation of the sentence before. If not, each bulleted item should
be a complete sentence. Last, I really like your idea about using
semicolons, so long as the complete clauses are not better off standing
Did I make myself clear as mud?
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