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Share-It Saturday: Italics or Quotation Marks

Reblogged from The Editor’s Blog Marking Text—Choosing Between Italics and Quotation Marks May 12, 2014 by Fiction Editor Beth Hilllast modified March 4, 2017 An error in the use of italics or quotation marks—using one rather than the other or not using either when their use is required—is not likely a problem that will have an agent… Continue reading Share-It Saturday: Italics or Quotation Marks

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Share-It Saturday: 14 K-Pop Lyrics You Thought Were English

Reblogged from SBS Pop Aris As you know, I’ve been trying to learn Korean, after I became a huge K-Pop fan. So, what better post than one that explores both? And, while you’re here, why not take a listen to some of the tracks? Because, I promise you, they are total bops! There are some… Continue reading Share-It Saturday: 14 K-Pop Lyrics You Thought Were English

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Share-It Saturday: When to Italicize

Reblogged from Live Write Thrive To Italicize or Not to Italicize? A Rule of Thumb August 10, 2012 in Say What? with 53 Comments Writers need to know what types of terms are put in italics. Think in terms of relative size. Shorter works are not italicized but go in quotes. A short story would be in quotes, but… Continue reading Share-It Saturday: When to Italicize

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Share-It Saturday: Hyphen Rules

Reblogged from GrammarBook.com Hyphens There are two commandments about this misunderstood punctuation mark. First, hyphens must never be used interchangeably with dashes (see the Dashes section), which are noticeably longer. Second, there should not be spaces around hyphens. Incorrect: 300—325 peopleIncorrect: 300 – 325 peopleCorrect: 300-325 people Hyphens’ main purpose is to glue words together. They notify the reader that two or… Continue reading Share-It Saturday: Hyphen Rules