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 . . . Grammar-wise:

 

As a bloggist, I generally try to use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling. But these rules I break purposefully:

 

1. Commas, Periods, Parentheses and Quotation Marks –

 

(A) Being somewhat mathematical, it makes sense to me that the comma or the period should be left outside of the parenthesis (like this), rather than the correct way (like this.) The period should be last.

 

(B) And Jamsco said “Also, I think the period should be after the end quotation mark, like this”.

 

“The period modifies the whole sentence, not just the quotation,” he added.

 

2. Ending a Sentence with a Preposition. Here I have some backing from an expert –

 “I am thinking of what I call Style-mongers. On taking up a book, these people concentrate on what they call its ‘style’ or its ‘English’. They judge this neither by its sound nor by its power to communicate but by its conformity to certain arbitrary rules. Their reading is a perpetual witch hunt for Americanisms, Gallicisms, split infinitives, and sentences that end with a preposition. They do not inquire whether the Americanism or Gallicism in question increases or impoverishes the expressiveness of our language. It is nothing to them that the best English speakers and writers have been ending sentences with prepositions for over a thousand years” (C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism, p. 35).

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