The Colon or the Dash

There is a place where the rule for the colon and the rule for the dash overlap, in other words, a place where each one is correct. …There are several things to consider: money outlay, time spent, manpower involved. …There are several things to consider — money outlay, time spent, manpower involved. In this instance, it is really best to opt for the colon …

File Extensions

When dealing with file extensions that are said by themselves, there is a lot of variation in the way they are said. We say “JAY-PEG” and “BIT-MAP.” For the sake of consistency, it is probably best to transcribe these just as they look when they are a file extension. …It is a .jpg file. …I received it as a .pdf …

Punctuation Creates a Run-On

To say that the “attorney talks in run-on’s” is really not a correct statement. A run-on is created by bad punctuation. No one can “say” a run-on. Using no punctuation or a comma between two sentences that have no conjunction between them CREATES a run-on sentence. …He looked in my direction I tried to ignore him. 🙁 …I saw him …