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Subject:Re: Question about "respectively." From:Richard Frederick <fred_ri -at- ENG -dot- PRINTRONIX -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 6 Feb 1998 10:43:52 -0800
This is my first post here. Lots of good info!!!
The comma provides the needed pause before the reader says the word in his/her
mind. I use the comma.
Senior Technical Writer
frederick_ri -at- printronix -dot- com
> Merriam-Webster's online dictionary gives the comma (look up
> 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