Writing Topics: hyphen

Are your assets a resource or are your resources an asset?

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Diamonds are in the news at the moment, so we thought we’d draw attention to the Company profile of Gem Diamonds. From their website: “Gem Diamonds is a global diamond company that has been pursuing a long term growth strategy through targeted acquisitions and the development of existing assets. Under current market conditions, the Group […]

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The helpful hyphen

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Lynne Truss is sadly confused about hyphens. In her book Eats, Shoots and Leaves, the nation’s favourite punctuation stickler throws up her hands and declares that “hyphen usage is just a big bloody mess and is likely to get messier.” We will have no truck with this kind of defeatism at Clarity. We insist that […]

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Job titles, hyphens and inflationary language

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[This entry originally appeared on Clare Lynch’s blog, goodcopybadcopy] Sometime last year our traffic wardens became “civil enforcement officers”. Actually, there had been an intermediary stage I’d missed when they were known as “parking attendants”. Such inflationary language is, as ever, clearly laughable.

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