Re: Question about "respectively."

Subject: Re: Question about "respectively."
From: Lani Hardage <lhardage -at- RMTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 10:10:22 -0800

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary gives the comma (look up
'respectively').
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary


Lani Hardage
Technical Writer
Risk Management Technologies
lhardage -at- rmtech -dot- com

> ----------
> From: Dale Barnes[SMTP:endale -at- LSUVM -dot- SNCC -dot- LSU -dot- EDU]
> Reply To: Dale Barnes
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 1998 7:34 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Question about "respectively."
>
> A friend in the Chemistry Dept. sends me this query:
>
> > Here's a comment from a reviewer of a manuscript I submitted for
> >publication:
> >"Normally, when 'respectively' is used when referring to data, a
> comma
> >precedes it."
>
> Has anyone encountered this rule before? On what principle might it be
> based?
>
> Any help will be appreciated. Thanks
>
> Dale
>
>
>
>
> Arthur D. Barnes
> Department of English
> Louisiana State University
> Baton Rouge, LA 70808
> USA
>
>
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