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All Caps in acronyms & electronic messages

Continuing the discussion of capitalization trends began in the previous post, “less is more” with capitalization. In 2016, The New York Times announced changes in it capitalization policy. For instance, it switched to lower case for internet (at the same time that the Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal did), although it had changed …

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Revisiting the full stop or period controversy

Note: The WritingEssentials blog is on hiatus. Meanwhile, favorite posts will be published with updates. Ellen ~~ Study of the evolution of punctuation marks show how arbitrary they can be, and yet they do add order to written communication, as LeTourneau in English Grammar says, to set off syntactical constituents. In his essay, “In Praise …

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