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(Sorry if this is too tedious for you super-users, but this is how I wish someone had explained these things to me before I trial-and-errored myself through all this stuff.)

Text Width and Font Size

Window Size



Non-Gender-Specific Singular Pronouns

Text Width and Font Size

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Window Size

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I ignore "American" punctuation "standards" which were artificially imposed centuries ago in silly ploys to "distinguish" "American" punctuation from English punctuation.

  1.  AM/PM

        Noon is 12:00 AM.   Midnight is 12:00 PM.

        It is not post meridiem (PM) until the INSTANT AFTER Noon, and it is not ante meridiem (AM ) until the INSTANT AFTER Midnight.

        See definitions in CRC Standard Mathematical Tables and Formulae , p. 638 in the 20th Edition

        Because of cretins who insist on the opposite absurd "convention", the only way to insure that the actual meaning is conveyed is to use the words "Noon" for "12:00 AM" and "Midnight" for "12:00 PM".

  2.  Commas

        Commas indicate a pause that would occur if the text were spoken out loud. Case in point:

        Commas before and:   In a list of more than two items, use a comma before "and", unless the last two items in a list are more closely related to each other than they are to the other items in the list (in which case there would be no oral pause between the last two items).


        Punctuation inside/outside quotes:

            When text within quotes constitutes a complete sentence, place a period / question mark / exclamation mark inside the quote mark.

            When a quote is at the end of a sentence, ALSO place a period OUTSIDE the quote mark.

        Most importantly, use quotes whenever referring to "President" Trump.

Non-Gender-Specific Singular Pronouns

The English language has no non-gender-specific pronouns.

We often use plural pronouns colloquially to refer to a single person when a gender- specific pronoun would be inappropriate or irrelevant, and wish to avoid repeating the more stilted conventional double term.

Here are some suggestions:

he or she
his or her
him or her

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