[lit-ideas] Re: grades & kleenex

  • From: JulieReneB@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 23:48:33 EDT

In a message dated 5/6/2004 2:42:13 PM Central Daylight Time, pas@xxxxxxxx 
I see you punctuate the way I do, Julie. Copy editors, and in particular US
>copy editors, don't like it at all.  (They insist the punctuation follows
>the quotation marks, whether that either makes sense, or is true to the
>original, or not.)
The way that I punctuate is what was taught here when I was in grade school.  
I have noticed, as an adult, that, as you say, editors do not follow this 
rule.  I have put it down to sloppiness, rather than a different perspective or 
decision.  I have been puzzled by the, to me, odd punctuation usages re. 
parantheses.  It seems someone changed the rules and I didn't get the memo.

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