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Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« on: April 29, 2014, 06:46:41 PM »
http://grammar.about.com/od/words/tp/clutter_tips.htm

Lots of useful information and articles here. ;)

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2014, 06:47:54 PM »
Thank you, Sio.

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2014, 07:03:47 PM »
Oh my, I'm having enough trouble with commas!!! The more I look round this site, the more I realise I know nothing!! And I bet that comma's in the wrong place!!

Thanks for this 510bhan, have a feeling I'll be dipping in and out on a regular basis.  :)

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 07:06:04 PM »
hahahahha, N.

I've been exactly where you are now. It'll pass. :)

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2014, 07:10:57 PM »
I like the examples. :)

Mrs N . . . comma's <--- commas [plural -- not a contraction or possessive therefore no apostrophe required -- maybe you thought it was a high comma!] :D

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 12:50:27 AM »
Sorry but I thought Mrs N. meant 'that comma is in the wrong place'. So 'comma's' is correct if used as a contraction. (How's that for loads of apostrophes?)

I thought the comma referred to was the comma between 'site and the'. Just don't expect me to know if that one is correct. I would say it was but don't trust me to be correct.🙊

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 04:42:56 AM »

I thought the comma referred to was the comma between 'site and the'. Just don't expect me to know if that one is correct. I would say it was but don't trust me to be correct.

Sue

Yes Sue, that was what I was refering to. Sorry for the hijack, 510bhan. I'd better start a 'comma' thread. That would give pause for thought!! (Sorry cliche, and bad joke rolled into one, and no help to anyone!!) 

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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 10:19:30 AM »
Speaking of commas . . . you just never know what you can find in our Writers Resource board.  ;)


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Re: Top 5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 12:28:53 PM »
Sorry but I thought Mrs N. meant 'that comma is in the wrong place'. So 'comma's' is correct if used as a contraction. (How's that for loads of apostrophes?)

I thought the comma referred to was the comma between 'site and the'. Just don't expect me to know if that one is correct. I would say it was but don't trust me to be correct.🙊

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You're right -- I'm wrong . . . I read too fast and had seen the mistake of comma's before on another thread by Mrs N -- thought it was the same case here. Whoops. Sorry. :-[