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RE: New Club - Grammar Club
Reply on February 2, 2018 03:14 AM

The other aspect which Nor has alluded here too is that of the purpose, or destination of the work.

There is a big difference between fiction and non-fiction and the use of particle articles of grammar and punctuation.

Also, within fiction itself, there are various methods and styles that need to be taken into account. The Chicago Manual of Style is one, but there are also many others which don't always agree or complement each other.

If your writing hopes extend beyond merely getting a story on the page for FS, then a lot of research will be necessary. Many publishers have different formatting requirements, and this extends into the actual presentation of the work, such as double spacing lines, double spacing following punctuation, clear lines or indentations, no italics or underlining rather than italics.

You need to know what the purpose is and for where it is intended. There are also rules which apply in some countries, but not others - even down to the spelling, so be sure to do your homework.

Grammar isn't just grammar; it can be a minefield.


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RE: New Club - Grammar Club
Reply on February 2, 2018 04:26 AM
Gman is right, just in this thread a discussion has opened up about the use of ellipsis. I love your line about 'measles', Nor, by the way.

But though it can be a minefield, there are some basics which we can all do with being aware of, and some common holes people fall down.

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RE: New Club - Grammar Club
Reply on February 2, 2018 11:22 AM << Modifed February 2 at 11:23AM >>

Although poetry writing hasn't been mentioned here, I would like to add that the use of the ellipsis, is used to simply cause the reader to pause when a poem is being written...there is no real standard, as long as the writer knows why they are using such techniques...
(my thought only relate to poetry writing)...some of the greatest poetry writers have used them in their writings...


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RE: New Club - Grammar Club
Reply on February 7, 2018 07:36 AM
Good Morning, Patty,

Two thumbs-up and cheers to you for initiating this club.! It is sorely needed, and I am quite sure it will be well received by those who take advantage of it.

Best of luck to you in this endeavor.

-Ray




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RE: New Club - Grammar Club
Reply on February 7, 2018 09:23 AM
Thank you, Ray. Quite a few people have signed up, and I hope to make the lessons interesting and varied.

~patty~

   
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