becker

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Re: Space After Period  •  May 30, 2008, 6:25am  •  2 votes

One. Using two spaces is a holdover from typewriter days. Modern word processors adjust the spacing between words, and even letters, automatically -- a feature that wasn't available on typewriters.

Re: Apostrophes  •  August 16, 2007, 9:00am  •  2 votes

At least in reporting, that is, AP Style, we try to avoid using extraneous punctuation wherever we can, and I'm of a mind that "90s" rather than "90's" looks more elegant. But that's personal bias.

Re: Punctuation of Ltd.  •  June 30, 2007, 8:25pm  •  0 vote

I agree that you don't need any comma at all, and unless you're being VERY proper, you would probably omit the Ltd. afterward--that's how the AP handles company suffixes like that.

Re: troops vs soldiers  •  April 6, 2007, 5:31pm  •  3 votes

"Troops" is a less personal word. It sounds far better to lose a certain number of "troops" in combat than it does to lose a certain number of "soldiers." I also think the word "soldier" connotes m

Re: Social vs Societal  •  February 9, 2007, 4:49pm  •  5 votes

The odds are, your professor is a purist and sees the word "societal" as jargon or a corruption of the word "social." Many feel the same way about nominalizations (ironically like "nominalization") or

Re: Exact same  •  December 21, 2006, 11:41pm  •  0 vote

I agree with porsche. "Exact same" probably qualifies as a adjectival phrase, one that is in common usage. In the example someone used, "exact same" modifies "coat" in the same way that "dark blue" do