Category Archives: mechanics

The Ampersand

Simon asks about the use of the ampersand (&)

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Writing Numbers

A couple people have asked me recently about when to use figures for numbers (e.g. “25″) and when to spell them out (e.g. “six”)…

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Marking Titles

A reader asks: “When writing about a short story, do you underline the title of the story or do you use quotation marks around the title of the story?”

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