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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Chicago Style Manual - Put a smile on your style dial!


Q. Is it ever proper to put a question mark and an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence in formal writing? This author is giving me a fit with some of her overkill emphases.



A. In formal writing, we allow both marks only in the event that the author was being physically assaulted while writing. Otherwise, no.


There's more at http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/ads/adlandingpage_indiv2.html

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