Ellipsis and Em Dash

An ellipsis is used to symbolize the omission of text. This is generally done with the intention of shortening or highlighting significant information. When used improperly, ellipses can take words out of their proper context, thus misleading the reader. An ellipsis can be written as a trio of periods (…), trio of asterisks (***), one […]

Posted at 4:32 pm on July 7, 2009 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: literacy | Tagged: , | Continue reading

Emoticons and Brackets

This post is in response to a comment that was made on my last post. The question posed was “So what’s the proper syntax for brackets with a smiley face at the end?” I feel it is necessary to define emoticon. An emoticon is either a collection of punctuation marks used to convey some emotion […]

Posted at 7:59 pm on May 12, 2009 | 2 comments | Filed Under: literacy | Tagged: , | Continue reading


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