Ellipsis, the John Wayne of Punctuation

It’s a classic element of any old western movie, the main character riding off into the sunset. In many ways it is the perfect ending; it gives the viewer a sense of closure while implying that the story continues. In your writing you can use an ellipsis to make your...

Repossessing the Possessive

Excessive apostrophe use is one of the most frequent conditions affecting writers today. How would you like it if a dash were to float above your head, looming over you all day long? Well your numbers and letters don’t like it either. In fact the Chicago Manual of...