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Re: Capitalizing Directions  •  November 6, 2006, 12:50pm  •  4 votes

Compass directions are capitalized only if referring to a proper place, known by its compass direction. For example, South Bronx, South Central Los Angles, etc. Also, if you were vacationing in "The S

Re: impression vs. impersonation  •  October 30, 2006, 11:17am  •  5 votes

Nah has it pretty much right. An impression, is just that, the impression that you get from a person, and your interpretation thereof. It generally is just a bit of the person's unique personality or

Re: First annual vs. second annual  •  September 18, 2006, 2:19pm  •  6 votes

Remember, even if you have every intention of hosting an event annually, you should never refer to the first such event as the "First Annual." Especially if you're sending a press release to a newspap

Re: Feeling concern  •  September 14, 2006, 3:19pm  •  0 vote

off the cuff, "I feel worry" seems right, but "I feel scare" feels wrong. Nouns like scare require a definitive article, but worry and concern don't. Maybe that's the key.

Re: Quarters  •  September 13, 2006, 8:03pm  •  0 vote

All I could find was that quarter was used to describe a portion or area of town and that quarters was used to describe military housing. "Quarter" was used as a verb to describe the act up putting up

Re: Writing out percentages correctly  •  July 26, 2006, 12:13pm  •  2 votes

I'm not saying that five thousandths of a percent of $64 billion is not significant. It's certainly a lot of money. But in working with figures, rounding, inaccuracy, and terms of mathematical calc

Re: Writing out percentages correctly  •  July 20, 2006, 12:35pm  •  2 votes

While I don't doubt that a thousandth of a couple million dollars would be significant, I do doubt that such figures can be reliable (i.e. significant figures in the scientific sense).

Re: Writing out percentages correctly  •  July 19, 2006, 12:55pm  •  11 votes

You're close, Marsha. 4.975% would be "Four and nine-hundred seventy five thousandths percent" (fractional thousands). Although why a legal office would have a need for significant figures to th

Re: Spaces After Period  •  May 30, 2006, 7:37pm  •  0 vote

Second, the QWERTY keyboard is MUCH more proficient at typing than an ABCDEF would be. ... I don't think I have heard of people who can type at 110 wpm (my brothers typing speed) or at

Re: that vs. who  •  May 22, 2006, 4:39pm  •  0 vote

Taking myself back to journalism classes, "that" gives emotional distance and impersonality, compared to "who". It's use is similar to the journalistic tradition of always using "said" for everything

Re: Second and a half generation?  •  May 12, 2006, 6:48pm  •  0 vote

I'd put in that it depends on which side was the most culturally important in raising the child. If the first generation mother's family were there for the child's every birthday, holiday, etc., while