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Adverbitis

Adverbitis

 First of all, I should apologise for not having blogged in quite some time. My ‘To Edit’ pile has been towering. As I finally seem to have a few minutes free on this rainy bank holiday afternoon, I thought it…

Dash it all!

Dash it all!

  When it comes to the use of dashes, I regularly see authors going for all manner of random combinations throughout their MS. And no wonder, given that there are three of the little blighters to choose from: the hyphen…

The humble colon

The humble colon

  Following on from my semicolon post, it’s time to conquer the colon (in a grammatical, not an anatomical sense). Whilst I don’t see colons used with as much misplaced, random abandon as semicolons, I rarely see them used at all.…