Re: apostrophes

From: philip chastney (
Date: Thu Jun 01 2006 - 16:19:51 CDT

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    --- Guy Steele <> wrote:

    > I might have found your missive somewhat easier to read
    > had you
    > taken the trouble to delimit the starts and ends of your
    > sentences
    > in conventional fashion. You did succeed in
    > communicating,
    > but only because I chose to expend the extra effort
    > required
    > to compensate for your lack of effort. Next time I may
    > not bother.
    > You may not care. You have a choice.

    I am sorry if I caused you extra effort.

    I notice that people construct their sentences differently
    when talking and when writing formally. I was trying to
    emulate the flow of speech, in print. "With excessive
    punctuation, a formal feeling comes", as Emily Dickinson
    might have said, which isn't always what's wanted.

    regards . . . /phil

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