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Apostrophes, commas, and other punctuation trouble spots

August 7, 2012

Tags: grammar, style, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, italics, British vs. American punctuation, punctuation problems

How important is punctuation? Compare these two sentences:
A woman, without her man, is nothing.
A woman: without her, man is nothing.

If you don't use copy editors routinely and aren't sure when and where to place commas and apostrophes or when and whether to capitalize words, please read and bookmark (more…)