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Hey, You: Explain Colon Usage

By: Miss Marm

Colons do several things. They're a highly useful little marks of punctuation.

Colons indicate that you're about to elaborate.
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Rogue Semicolons

By: Miss Marm

Today, I got two emails that overlapped perfectly with each other.

The first:

I really need help with semi colons, colons, and commas. Sometimes when I get a question I believe its supposed to be a semicolon but it turns out to be colon.

The

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Quick Guide to Possessives

By: Miss Marm

Today, I got a question about possessives. Hooray! I love grammar questions! And not only that, but I now have the opportunity to quote at length from my very own book. ("I'm so vain, I probably think this possessives question is about me, I'm so vaaaaaainnn.....") Here now is the relevant excerpt from Ultimate Style:

For most words, simply add an apostrophe and s.

- The men's locker room is dirtier than the

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