Need Last-Minute CEUs?

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For the past several years, I have had webinars available on my website for you to listen to, take a quiz, and receive CEUs. Those are no longer available because of file incompatibility. Some of you were apparently counting on those for last-minute CEUs. On Saturday, December 10, I am giving four one-hour online webinars back to back. This is the schedule: 8:30 to …

“My Question Is…”

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This construction always causes consternation and no end of disagreement. This is my understanding of the way English grammar works. It is never correct to use a single separating comma between the verb and the predicate nominative. Surely no one wants a comma in the following examples. …My name is Margie. …Her response is that she was not home. …My …

A Comma After a Prepositional Phrase at the Beginning of a Sentence

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In the “olden” days, the rule was to put a comma after ANY element that came at the beginning of the sentence. Ah, the good old days! The rule today that many people get confused about is the rule about putting a comma after a prepositional phrase at the beginning of the sentence. It is often stated as something like …


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I did a “free” hour at the beginning of the month on where not to use a comma. That lecture is up on my website at until this Wednesday. If you want to listen, now is the time. Happy punctuating! Margie

Punctuation Class Begins This Weekend

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Just a reminder that I am beginning at 20-hour punctuation class this Saturday. It will finish before the CEU deadline in September and has been prequalified by NCRA for a full two CEUs. The class meets on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30 Pacific time and/or Sunday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:30 Pacific time. The advantage to this class is …

New 20-Hour Punctuation Class — the Last of the Year

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My last 20-hour punctuation class of the year will begin on August 13. We will complete this class just before the CEU deadline on September 30. It is divided into ten two-hour sessions, meeting on Saturday mornings/Sunday afternoons. All sessions will be recorded. If you have to miss a class and want the CEUs, you can write a detailed summary …

Upcoming Punctuation Class

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Just checking in to remind you that the punctuation class is starting this Saturday. This is your chance to put all of those rules into some sort of order so that they hang together better — without paying the big bucks to travel and even in your pajamas and with your own snacks! The class has been prequalified for 2 …