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Re: eg, e.g., or eg.  •  November 11, 2011, 7:46am  •  5 votes

According to the Chicago Manual of Style, it's "e.g." and it's not italicized. It's an abbreviation, so just as you would abbreviate United States to U.S., you do the same with e.g. (I mention the

Re: Backward vs. Backwards?  •  October 25, 2011, 12:41pm  •  6 votes

Both forms are correct; generally, you find the -s ending more prevalent in Great Britain (or among British English speakers), and the shorter form more commonly in the US. There's a similarity with "

Re: Prepositions at the end of a clause  •  October 8, 2011, 7:36am  •  0 vote

AnWulf is correct. The proscription of sentence-ending prepositions is a shibboleth that has been tarred, feathered, and burned at the stake for HUNDREDS of years. In the 19th century, someone (so

Re: Proper use of st, nd, rd, and th — ordinal indicators  •  August 19, 2011, 1:20pm  •  4 votes

Generally, ordinals are not used with day of the month (Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Ed., 9:32). When writing just the day of the month, generally, the day is spelled out; otherwise, use cardi

Re: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?  •  November 15, 2010, 5:02pm  •  10 votes

Afraid I have to disagree here. "Who knows?" is rhetorical question, and when I say it out loud, my inflection rises at the end, indicative of a question (and therefore, a question mark). Otherwise, y

Re: Accepted spellings, punctuation, and capitalization of email  •  October 14, 2010, 2:18pm  •  8 votes

Both are acceptable; however, Chicago style prefers e-mail. And E-mail at the start of a sentence. Never capitalize the "m."

Re: Rules for “do” or “make” followed by a noun  •  October 9, 2010, 12:52am  •  6 votes

Not a rule so much as understanding the meanings of the verbs "to make" and "to do," which are not at all synonymous. The former means to create, while the latter means to perform or accomplish. If

Re: Comparisons and Superlatives of Colours  •  August 30, 2010, 12:11pm  •  3 votes

It seems there are comparisons and superlatives for the primary colors (red, green, blue), as well as the extremes of white and black, as well as the intermediate color gray. However, I'm hard-pressed