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Personally, I hate the dash. While it's just about acceptable for email and casual notes, I think it looks really scrappy when used for anything more formal.
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I think it depends what sort of document you are writing. If I am giving a presentation on PowerPoint then I would only use a minimal amount of punctuation. Whereas, if I am writing an already complicated technical report, then I would use much more punctuation.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2010 on Punctuating Bulleted Lists at Writing Matters
Speaking from a British perspective, this would go down even less well with Europeans. Personally, it always makes me cringe when people attach quotes to their emails, even when the lines are not religious.
This is such a common mistake, particularly when writers are using collective nouns such as audience or team. Frequently, they will say the audience or team are, rather than the team or audience is.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2010 on Subject-verb agreement at Ask the English Teacher
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