The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

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    Here's yet another good reference. It's the classic "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White, but online!

    So when you're posting on USMB and you're not sure when to use a comma, or an apostrophe, or not sure whether to use the active voice or the passive voice, you can go this nifty reference and find out!

    http://www.bartleby.com/141/
     
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    I like the book "Eats, Shoots, and Leaves," myself. I mean, you gotta love a book whose title can mean two different things depending on comma usage.
     
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    :thup: This is great for a poor writer, such as myself. Thanks Karl!


    *Now I hope to hell that was correct* :laugh:
     
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    Always place a comma between a complete sentence (thanks is a contraction for "Thanks be to you," a complete sentence) and the one you are addressing it to, Mr. P.
     
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    Thanks, BUTT-HEAD! :laugh:
     
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