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From: Marty Gmail <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Clean Checklist
Date: Sat, 12 Apr 2008 13:13:19 -0700
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In-Reply-To: <c58.29bc2635.35326af0@aol.com>


Virginia, Shades of 6th grade grammar. My teacher made ominous
predictions for me and my failure at grammar rules. I didn't care!!
Back then.

Thanks for the refresher. Maybe this time it will stick!

Marty in AZ.

On Apr 12, 2008, at 12:43 PM, wrote:
>
> Re grammar and punctuation, particularly when modifying narrative
> children
> sentences. A common error I see in Journal reports is the use of
> the colon in
> expressions like "The children were:" or "The children include:".
> Correct is
> to omit punctuation completely - "The children were" - or change
> it to
> "The children were the following:" - never "The children were:".
> ---Snip===

>


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