American grammar rules

Parentheses With Other Punctuation

Following up on posts using colons, ellipsis marks, and semicolons in sentences, here’s a quick primer on using parentheses, which generally enclose nonessential (although important) information.  And please remember:  The examples below show how to punctuate using parentheses. In many of these examples,…

End of the Year, that is! Here’s My Last Monday Grammar Checkup for 2015 — and it’s a QUIZ!

I started my blogging here on LI about a year ago, and a few months into it, I began to shape my weeks. Mondays were for Grammar Checkups, Tuesdays for Tricksters, Wednesdays for Words and Woes, Thursdays for Thoughts, and…