Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dairy company could pay $10 million for want of a comma and a misused gerund…

A recent lawsuit ruling []  cost a Maine dairy company millions, and granted company truck drivers payment due for overtime work, because of negligence in using a comma and a gerund. This is a current example of the importance of going through … Continue reading

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5 Rules for Using Hyphens in Compound Adjectives

A compound adjective is a modifier made up of two or more words. The general practice in writing is to use a hyphen if the compound adjective can be misread. There are several exceptions to this rule. The best reference … Continue reading

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