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Subject: Re: [APG] Citations, a curiosity
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 16:09:39 EST
In a message dated 2/11/2007 2:58:19 PM Central Standard Time,
When I absolutely, positively cannot resist correcting the grammar or
spelling (or whatever), I use brackets [like so] to indicate an editorial addition.
That was what I was taught to do in expository writing classes.
While this works for additions or corrections to the words, it is not so good
for punctuation. I agree that the punctuation should be corrected so it
doesn't look like we are the ones who made the error, as Dave points out below.
While I appreciate Drew's point about the information being recorded
correctly from the original, I also want people to be sure to know that I am not the
one who introduced the grammatical error into the citation.