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By Reggie Marra, MA, PCC Besides being parts of the actual content of this post, what purposes do the single quotation marks, en-dash, parentheses, commas and exclamation point in the title serve, and which of them would be considered a substandard, or even incorrect, usage in formal writing? While this
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June 23, 2016 By Reggie Marra Sentence length impacts our attention, breath and understanding as we read. Sentence complexity, which emerges amid the maze of sentence length, diction, punctuation, metaphor, imagery, content and reader capacity, provides the sentence with a unique rhythm and sound – each of which is affected
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April 20, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Diction refers to word choice as we’re using it here, and not to the expanded meaning in which it connotes a style of speech that results from a combination of accent, inflection and tone – i.e. someone’s diction is deemed “good” or
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