Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Punctuation and Prepositions

My world has been turned upside down. It was drilled into my head in middle school English that one always puts two spaces after punctuation and that one never ends a sentence with a preposition. Now…both are acceptable. Next you’ll be telling me that Pluto isn’t a planet! So now, I have a LOT of extraneous spaces to delete from my manuscripts. I was told to try Libre Office’s find and replace feature to quickly fix that, but it didn’t get them all. So I have to do it by hand. Oy vey.

But at least now “Where y’all from?” is proper English, right?

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