Commas around Appositives—When and Why?

When you wonder whether to put commas around an appositive, imagine those commas as greased skids causing the appositive to lose its grip on the adjacent words and slide out of sight. Does the remaining sentence still make sense? If so, use those slippery commas. If not, don’t.

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Word Up! Wins an IndieFab Award

Judged by a group of librarians and booksellers from around the United States, the Foreword Reviews IndieFab Book of the Year Awards were announced this evening at the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas. Among the winners in the Writing category: Word Up!

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Tom Johnson Interviews Marcia at the Intelligent Content Conference

Blogger and technical communicator Tom Johnson interviews Marcia on the importance of writing skills in today’s techno-savvy world.

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Maxwell Hoffmann Reviews Word Up! for the Society for Technical Communication

Maxwell Hoffman: “Although I’ve written this review with technical communicators in mind, Word Up! is an ideal … guide for anyone who does any type of writing.”

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twitter wins

president barack obama announced today that a law taking effect immediately bans capital letters and punctuation marks twitter wins obama said adding in what some considered an ill advised pun i fought it as long as I could but theres no point any more

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