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    Up to the last Dot

    Can we use the following as a slogan?

    "Up to the last Dot"

    i mean that we are intersted in small details..

    Is this right ?

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    Re: Can i write this as slogan?

    A slogan for what?

    I think down to works better than up to.

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    Re: Can i write this as slogan?

    Quote Originally Posted by fjspro View Post
    Can I write this as slogan?


    Can we use the following as a slogan?

    "Up to the last dot"

    I mean that we are interested in small details.

    Is this right?
    No. It doesn't say that at all. Don't use "dot." It makes no sense.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Can i write this as slogan?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    A slogan for what?

    I think down to works better than up to.
    Yes, it does. But "dot" still doesn't communicate anything. And the slogan sounds too much like Maxwell House Coffee's "Good to the last drop."
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    Re: Can i write this as slogan?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    A slogan for what?

    I think down to works better than up to.
    Slogan for events and wedding planner (D-tales)

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    Re: Can i write this as slogan?

    Quote Originally Posted by fjspro View Post
    Slogan for events and wedding planner (details)
    D-tales doesn't mean anything. Keep trying!
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    Re: Up to the last Dot

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words you're actually asking us about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Up to the last Dot

    fjspro, by 'dot', do you perchance mean the punctuation mark known as a period? There's a period at the end of this sentence.
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    Re: Up to the last Dot

    Or perhaps the dot over an "i" or a "j". The phrase "to dot the is and cross the t​s" means to take care of every last tiny detail.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Up to the last Dot

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertJ View Post
    Precisely why I said in my example "Ironclad up to the last dot" as a slogan for a law firm specializing in probate law, i.e. wills and living trusts, makes eminent sense -----"dot the i's and cross the t's". For those who have broad experience and can think outside the box, this is self-evident.
    Then I have narrow experience and think inside some box. "The last dot" doesn't say that to me. It just makes me think of that annoying "More dots" Youtube (and all the tee-shirts it inspired).

    I wouldn't try to rework that slogan. I'd just make up a different one.
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