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On Twitter today, we saw this interesting profile:

“I find and mock punctuation errors on my blog, Apostrophe Catastrophes.”

apostrophe catastrophes

 

(click here to see the blog)

We love their site … and, we refer to it frequently.

We would like to take this opportunity to recommend some comma clout for their Twitter profile.

As is: “I find and mock punctuation errors on my blog, Apostrophe Catastrophes.” This sounds as if they correct only their own blog errors …

With comma clout: “I find and mock punctuation errors, on my blog, Apostrophe Catastrophes.”

Even better: “I find punctuation errors and mock them on my blog, Apostrophe Catastrophes.”

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On Twitter today, we saw a great retweet that we had to mention on our blog:

“RT … i’ve seen it … Let’s eat Grandpa. Let’s eat, Grandpa. Grammar saves lives!”

What a fantastic example of comma clout! Thanks for the update.

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Of course, we just had to post this article from The Globe and Mail! Now, this is true comma clout!

“Comma quirk irks Rogers”

(click here for the true story)

million dollar comma

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Actually, the following Craig’s List job posting headline may need a colon instead of a comma:

“Part-Time Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

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(click here to see the real job posting)

Unless this is to say that job readiness is to be part-time (we’d think not), it needs treatment:

As is: “Part-Time Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

With Colon Clout: “Part-Time: Job Readiness Class Instructors Needed”

Even better: “Part-Time Instructors Needed: Job Readiness Class”

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