Tag Archives: Grammar

Ditch the fragments, and other caption DO’s and DON’Ts

A photo caption’s job isn’t to tell the whole story all by itself. Ideally, the photo captures attention; the caption adds meaning and leads the reader to the story for more details. Of course, there are plenty of rules about captions (also called cutlines). A discussion this week with a fellow stickler for detail brought […]

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Grammar nerds, this day’s for you

It’s National Grammar Day! I know, exciting, isn’t it? The big day goes back to 2008, when Martha Brockenbrough and the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) founded it. SPOGG is “for people appalled by bad grammar in public spaces.” Yup, that’s me. One of my pet peeves is the mishandling of apostrophes. […]

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