The Grammar Belle

Spiffing y'all up, one typo at a time

Category Archives: Punctuation

Unruly: Rules That Really Aren’t

Hey, y’all! True and not surprising confession: I’m a big rule follower. Always have been, likely always will be. I’ve gotten a bit more adventurous/rebellious about certain things in my … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Very Pregnant Pause

Hey, y’all! If you’ve spent any amount of time in the South or read anything by a Southern writer, you already know how much we Southerners love our colorful comparative … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 11 Comments

A Black-Tie Affair

Hey, y’all! From what I see in magazines and on the morning talk shows, the end of the wedding season is approaching. All those June brides are home from their … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 11 Comments

“In or out? In or out?”

If you’re one of my McIver cousins, reading the title of this post will instantly bring back memories of our mamaw. For the rest of you, I hope it whets … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 12 Comments

A Year of Grammar Goodies (With Bonus Pop Quiz)

Hey, ya’ll!! It’s my one-year anniversary of blogging and I’m so excited! I never would of imagined how much I’d enjoy writing about all my grammar, spelling, and punctuation peeves … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · 10 Comments

“The Texas one or the France one?”

Hey, y’all. If you live ’round these parts, my title may be a dead giveaway for today’s topic . . . but since I know I have lots of Yankees, … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 17 Comments

Anybody know the number for Illinois’s governor?

Hey, y’all. I am a big fan of D Magazine. As you might guess by its name and given my location, it features Dallas-area news, info, reviews, etc. Each year … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 15 Comments

Inside Out (aka Punctuating With Quotation Marks, Installment 1: Final Period)

Hey, y’all! I get asked very regularly about punctuating with quotation marks. And my answers are, invariably, “It’s complicated” or “It depends.” Now, since one of my jobs as The … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 8 Comments

Holiday Greetings, Y’all

Hey, y’all. It’s that time of year . . . when you gather the kids, all put on matching crisp white shirts and khaki pants, and head out to the … Continue reading

November 28, 2012 · 18 Comments

7-Year Itch

Hey, y’all. Of course, I’ve been watching TV again . . . Yesterday, on Good Morning America, I saw a very happy viewer in the Times Square crowd with a … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 20 Comments

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