[TAG] Punctuation usage
jimregan at o2.ie
Tue Apr 27 04:44:24 MSD 2004
Rick Moen wrote:
>Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (jimregan at o2.ie):
>>(Though I do remember that "the book belonging to James" was supposed to
>>be written "James' book").
>Only as an archaism, grandfathered in, over mild objections from us
>crusty grammarians -- for the compelling reason that ruling out of order
>time-honoured expressions like "for Jesus' sake" clearly isn't going to
We had some fairly old books :) I can remember one of the Christian
Brothers getting quite emotional on the topic.
>The classic statement on this matter is William Strunk, Jr.'s _Elements
>of Style_ The very first item in the Elementary Rules setion is as
Thanks for the pointer. I found it here: http://www.bartleby.com/141/
(though not at Project Gutenberg, strangely).
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