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We are delighted to see you here on www.margieholdscourt.com. This is the “all about good English” website. You are here because you care about grammar and punctuation, because you want to learn more, because you love a lively debate about where to put that comma or what that number form should be!

Maybe you are here to read the blog. We hope so; but whether you want to follow the blog, ask an English question, book Margie for a seminar, or buy the most definitive book in the court reporting field on punctuating the transcript, you have come to the right place.

Look around the site. Check out the book — a general description of how it’s organized, the table of contents, samples from some of the chapters — and the workbook — section samples, the table of contents, how it coordinates with the text. And with just a click of the mouse, you can place an order for the text, the workbook, or the combination.

Maybe you are interested in Word Pears, Pares, Pairs. Where do you go to find that “other” spelling of "rabbit"? The dictionary is not always helpful for the obscure “other” spelling of a word since you wouldn’t be looking in the dictionary if you already knew how to spell it. Here you have word pairs together — parts of speech, definitions, examples of how they are used, and the idioms involved. It can be yours with just a click of the mouse or in hard copy form.

Do you want to work on your accuracy? You might want to check out the series Practice Really DOES Make Perfect. These are conveniently sized to prop up for perfect practice. Do you need work on little words? Contractions? Fingering issues? Find sample pages here to practice and see how quickly you improve.

We look forward to your comments and questions and hope to see you one day soon at a convention or a seminar or online.

Happy punctuating!