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March 5, 2009

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  • August 6, 2009, 9:29am

Thanks to all, appreciate the input, most of which I agree with. "texted" pronounced "tex ed" just doesnt sound right, why cant they just say "texted" with emphasis on the 'ed' part is what I'm now thinking. Anyhow it was great to get your responses and wade through to read other people's impressions.
Maggie in Michigan

Writing out percentages correctly

  • March 5, 2009, 7:59am

Always done it: 39 percent, no matter what the numerical value, in some instances a paper may call for it to be thirty-nine (39%) percent also but that's really old old old legal-ese stuff

Percents or Percentages

  • March 5, 2009, 7:56am

Tessa, know this is way past your due date but why not say "the total percentage was not 100...

Space After Period

  • March 5, 2009, 7:53am

In the very old days before computers, before electric typewriters, before printing probably, one was taught to put two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. No one could really say why except that apparently they thought it "flowed" the text better. That has changed to accommodate editing purposes today, to save space and time, etc. And once you think about it, it's one less keystroke to make at sentence end and saving keystrokes if you are a writer adds up after a while!

Sleep / Asleep

  • March 5, 2009, 7:47am

Why would anyone say this like this? Perhaps use the word "sleeping" instead....or "asleep" as you suggest, but if they are saying it way you explained, wrong wrong wrong.


Texted March 5, 2009