Put the Question Mark Where the Question Is First Asked

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We need a rule to cover all of the things attorneys do after they ask that basic question. This is the pattern that came up in four different questions on FB. …Do you know where he is right now? because that is going to make a difference. …Do you want to take a break right now? because we are starting …

A “Redefining” with “That Is”

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Here is a punctuation question from FB that inspired today’s blog: “On examination her lower extremities had normal capillary refill — that is, normal circulation — and no trophic changes, in other words, none of the signs of RSD.” Often people want to redefine or further explain what they have just said. We will deal here with this situation when …