From Adam: “The mobiles and internet have made every possible shortcut to type in with as little strokes as possible

From Adam: “The mobiles and internet have made every possible shortcut to type in with as little strokes as possible

Very difficult to diagnose why the apostrophes do not render as intended

Good post, Brian, but I think the main point could be emphasised a little more. The tone should be conversational, informal, and friendly, as you said. (Hope the comma Nazis don’t get me for that sentence).

What I do is read what I’m writing. Yes, this is something we all do, right, but how many people actually read it to themselves? Try reading it out loud (if no one’s in earshot), pausing at the commas, using the words you have written.

Apostrophe misuse makes me cringe, but even worse is incorrect versions of your and you’re; and there, they’re, and their.

I agree with your point on parallelism, but not your example. Read More