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    matwoolf Banned Contributor

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    London Magazine Style Guide

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by matwoolf, Feb 22, 2018.

    https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/The-London-Magazine-Style-Guide-2016.pdf

    Here you go, writers. These guys will drive you to suicide. My god, what do they do all day at their computers, eat chocolates?

    Harsh, strict but fair, I suppose,

    But - the 'and' test? If you can replace a comma with 'and' - then do so. That is the end of me.

    Then - go see the awards for new writing, seems like the awards go to family members and residents of Bloomsbury? One day I'll build my scaffold, my guillotine...
     
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    SethLoki Retired Autodidact Contributor

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    Writing in a strait-jacket and...

    Erk, they've got ending a sentence with a preposition down as a (style) crime? What's that for?
     
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    Ain't those grapes sour today :supergrin:
     
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    Well, actually it says

    ‘And’ test: If you can substitute ‘and’ for the comma it belongs there.

    which is not the same thing.
     
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    matwoolf Banned Contributor

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    Yes, and it says that as well.
     

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