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The Importance of the Proof-reader

A Paper read before the Club of Odd Volumes, in Boston, by John Wilson

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Author: John Wilson
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,981 / 22 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 352
Added to site: 2008.12.22 22938
Genre: Essays

ber of a street, as, "274 Washington Street." In this case, the grammatical reason for placing the comma after the number is that there are not 274 Washington streets, but that the meaning is No. 274 of Washington Street.

Many authors and printers vary also in the capitalization of certain compound titles or names, as, the "Charles River," the "river Thames," "New York City," the "city of Boston," the "Blue Hills," the "White Mountains,"--the words River, City, and Mountain beginning with a capital letter or with a small letter according to their position in the sentence.

When two nouns are jointly used, the first serving as a qualifying adjective to the second, a hyphen should be inserted between them. Writers and printers frequently omit the hyphen in such cases, causing an unnecessary obscurity to the reader; thus, "Colonel Baden-Powell, when in West Africa, fell in love with a native saying, 'Softly, softly: catchee monkey!' which, when A



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