Re: I solicit your HELP (etc.)

Subject: Re: I solicit your HELP (etc.)
From: "Mitman, Rikki" <Rikki -dot- Mitman -at- COMPAQ -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 1998 14:27:11 -0500

Speaking for my own persnickety self, I'd be glad to see the trend for
acronyms and abbreviations reversed. What's wrong with spelling things out?

(Oh, please no lectures on common usage. I'm just opining here.)

Rikki Mitman, Tech Writer
ECG Technology Communications

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Parker, Cassandra M. (EXCH) [SMTP:CMPARKER -at- INTERMEDIA -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 14, 1998 2:29 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: I solicit your HELP (etc.)
> Hello All,
> Could you, my trusty List friends, help me with this one.
> What is the appropriate usage of the word etc.
> For example:
> 1. When it is in the middle of a sentence, should a comma follow it?
> 2. When etc. is at the end of a sentence and the sentence ends with a
> question mark or a period, how do you handle this?
> 3. When etc. is at the end of a sentence but in parentheses, what would
> you do here:
> (computers, printers, scanners, etc.). OR
> (computers, printers, scanners, etc.)
> I have seen the usage of this little acronym in so many different forms
> that now I am confused.
> Thanks for your help.
> Cassie
> ~

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