Saturday, June 27, 2015

First Post In A Long Time

I haven't posted in forever. I have been moving, moving, relocating, trying to get acclimated. At the same time, I am still working and trying to get back into stitching. This post sounds like a complaint, and in a way it is. I'm not sure if anyone will read it, but I am finding more and more cross stitch designers making a terrible punctuation mistake in their patterns, so here is a punctuation lesson.

It's is a contraction for it is.
Its is a possessive word.

If you are trying to say a phrase such as "The moon shed its light behind the cloud," don't say it's because you are really saying "The moon shed it is light behind the cloud."

Also, while we're at the punctuation lessons, commas and periods go inside the quotation marks, not outside of the quotation marks. See above for an example.

I have had to eliminate that apostrophe on more than one pattern, and it's starting to become annoying.

2 comments:

  1. Yay, another Grammar Pedant! I try to ignore small mistakes in blogs because I know that some people struggle with the written word and it's great that they blog at all.
    But when you are making a living from using words then get a decent proof reader!
    My pet peeve at the moment is "I should of done this" instead of "I should have done this".
    That and "I could care less" when they mean they couldn't care less! That seems to be an Americanism recently.

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    1. I totally agree with everything you've said.

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