Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing each of you a warm and wonderful and most blessed Thanksgiving. Margie

“Yes” and “No” and Their Friends

When yes and no or any of the words that indicate affirmative or negative are in the middle of a sentence, they are surrounded by commas. …And, yes, he did accompany us the first time. …He wasn’t there, no, when I needed him. …She stopped by to give us the news; but, no, she didn’t add any details. Happy punctuating! …

The Parenthetical

Don’t forget that a parenthetical has to be surrounded by punctuation. When the parenthetical follows the word and, for example, there has to be a pair of commas around the parenthetical. …And in the morning we noticed the crack. (a prepositional phrase that is NOT a parenthetical but is just a modifier) …And, by the way, we noticed the crack. …

It Only Seems As If I Went Away

Good morning, all. I have just been on an extended mental holiday for the last couple of weeks along with fighting a horrid cold and traveling for fun! Thank you to those of you who have inquired. I am fine. We have had trouble with the subscriptions to the blog. If you are experiencing any problems, please let me know …