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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: Most abbreviations made with capital letters don’t need periods. Kurt Warner did not play in the N.F.L. He played in the NFL. Capitalize the first word after a colon only if it begins a complete sentence. … Continue reading

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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: Colons and semicolons always go outside the quotation mark. Wrong: Bill said, “I’ll go to the dentist next week;” now we’ll see whether he’ll follow through. Right: Bill said, “I’ll go to the dentist next week”; … Continue reading

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Grammar Friday

Today’s two grammar tips: Most abbreviations made with capital letters don’t need periods. Kurt Warner did not play in the N.F.L. He played in the NFL. Capitalize the first word after a colon only if it begins a complete sentence. … Continue reading

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