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    Letters as letters, words as words

    Instead of italics, does this method work?

    His 'a's look like '8's.

    She had too many 'whereas'es, 'thus's, 'wheretofore's and 'maybe's in her essay.

    I'm told this is technically correct - just confirming.

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    Re: Letters as letters, words as words

    Quote Originally Posted by frogboxer View Post
    Instead of italics, does this method work?

    His 'a's look like '8's.I find it rather confusing. "His a's look like 8's" is more easily understood without the quotation marks around the a and 8.

    She had too many 'whereas'es, 'thus's, 'wheretofore's and 'maybe's in her essay.

    I'm told this is technically correct - just confirming. I don't think so. Omit the apostrophes and add es to thus.

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    Re: Letters as letters, words as words

    Somebody has made up 'wheretofore'.

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    Re: Letters as letters, words as words

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Somebody has made up 'wheretofore'.

    Rover
    One William Shakespeare, I believe.

    http://www.shakespeareswords.com/here-there-and-where (In case anyone can't spot it by scrolling down the page, it is found in "And wheretofore I loved thee as Villiers, Hereafter I'll embrace thee as myself." (Edward III, Act IV, Scene III, lines 49-50).
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Feb-2013 at 22:09.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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