9 Responses to “Editing tip of the day #7”

  1. Ciar Cullen October 25, 2007 at 6:34 PM #

    Hey, do you take editing/grammar questions? Maybe that could be a weekly or monthly feature here.

    I have a few. Sigh. Quite a few.

  2. Angie October 25, 2007 at 6:49 PM #

    Sure πŸ™‚

  3. Erin October 25, 2007 at 7:01 PM #

    Amen, Angie!

    This is something I’m constantly “fixing.” I have no clue about the “whys” of this rule, and don’t really care, lol. I just go on auto-pilot with my finger on the delete key. πŸ˜‰

    Of course, on the other side of this, I’m also always ADDING hypens when they should be there and they aren’t. Sigh.

  4. Trish October 26, 2007 at 9:24 AM #

    Guilty as charged. I type a word or even make up a word and when I add the ly it never looks right so I add the hypen.

    Why does grammer have to be so hard πŸ˜₯ LOL!

  5. Tempest Knight October 26, 2007 at 11:09 AM #

    Very interesting. I didn’t know. Thanks for posting this. πŸ™‚

  6. Jewell October 26, 2007 at 4:10 PM #

    It never even occured to me to put a hyphen in that instance.

    Perhaps a comma if a string, but never a hyphen.

    But then, my comma use is suspect too. LOL

  7. Ciar Cullen October 28, 2007 at 5:23 PM #

    So, maybe some day you could address little ol commas. I know, sounds ridiculous. But there’s a lot of bruhaha about commas (how did that become possible LOL) and ebooks. I just went through final line edits with lots of notations to get rid of commas splices. I do understand independent clauses, honestly. Sometimes, however, my writing style just WANTS comma splices, and my editor agreed. What’s acceptable?

  8. Lynne Connolly November 2, 2007 at 9:59 PM #

    What would I do without you?

  9. Angie November 3, 2007 at 10:08 AM #

    I don’t know, Lynne, that sounds like a trick question πŸ˜‰

    Ciar, I’ll see what I can do!

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