Hello, Reader, People have been asking a good question about commas with names and salutations, so here goes: Question: Do I have to use a comma with a person's name when I say "Hi" or "Hello"? For example: Hi, Maria.    Hello, Nigel,   Good morning, Kendra.Answer: Yes, you need to...
The days of long sentences in long paragraphs are long gone. Our readers need to retrieve information fast. An excellent way to help them do this is to lay out information in bulleted lists. Definition: A "bullet point" is an item introduced by a dot ("bullet") or a similar...
If you're looking for a holiday to celebrate as summer wanes in North America, today is it: National Punctuation Day! Even if you are reading this post after the fact, punctuation is always something to celebrate. After all, it keeps us out of trouble. Note this example:        ...
The other day our graphic designer, Debbie Esposito, emailed a common question: Which heading is punctuated correctly?    Heading 1: What Is "Computers for Kids"?    Heading 2: What Is "Computers for Kids?" To recognize the correct heading, follow this rule: If the entire sentence (or heading) is a question, the question...