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Part 20 claim

Subject: Law

A claim other than a claim by the claimant against the defendant. It includes (1) a counterclaim by the defendant against the claimant; (2) a counterclaim by the defendant against a third ...

Punctuation

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
7,703 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...the reverse at each step. With a closing quotation mark, practices vary. In AmE, it is usual to place a period or comma within the closing quotation mark, whether or not the punctuation so placed is actually a part of the quoted matter. In BrE, by contrast, the closing quotation mark comes before any punctuation marks, unless these marks form a part of the quotation itself (or what is quoted is less than a full sentence in its own right). Thus: AmE: (1)  “Joan pointedly said, ‘We won't sing “God Save the Queen.”’” (2)  “She looked back on her school years...

like

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
2,088 words

...or two every day simply staring out of the window —P. Lively, 1987 ; I’m afraid it might happen to my baby like it happened to Jefferson — New Yorker , 1987 ; The retsina flowed like the Arno did when it overflowed in 1966 — Spectator , 1987 . This use, which, Burchfield claimed, owes something to the song ‘If you knew Susie like I know Susie’, is common in all English-speaking countries, and, in his words ‘must surely escape further censure or reproach. Naturally, though, we may continue to use other constructions if we wish to, and in good company: ...

comma [,]

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style

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Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,483 words

...the comma before the and in a compound sentence often causes an ambiguity or miscue : “I would love to see her and the baby and I will be here all day.” (Insert a comma after baby ; otherwise, it might sound as if the baby and the writer will be there all day.)/ “No one claimed responsibility for the attack nor for once were Chechen guerrillas seen as the prime suspects” ( Fin. Times ). (Insert a comma after attack ; otherwise, it looks as if for once is parallel to for the attack .) Third, the comma separates an introductory phrase or subordinate...

generative

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016

... Generational = pertaining to generations. The two words seem to have been correctly used in the following passage: “We also need to honor the generative obligation and claim our part in the transmission and upholding of life. We are the generational bridge to the future for the human community.” Kenneth Vaux , “The Vatican's Cry of Protest,” Chicago Trib . , 20 Mar. 1987 , at...

counsel

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
480 words

...(2d ed. 1985 ). • “Bondi submitted a response to a motion last month to the appeals court that claims opposing counsel is not ‘entitled to appellate attorney's fees’ because she dropped her appeal after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.” “Bondi's Bills for Crusade Coming Due,” Tampa Bay Times , 9 Sept. 2015 , at A8. Counsels is sometimes mistakenly used as a plural of counsel —especially when nonlawyers are writing about the law. Part of this tendency comes from the popularization of the phrases independent counsel and general...

lay

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,413 words

...by the ball's blow, she says.” Susan H. Thompson , “Boy Loses Chunk of Brain, Regains His Life,” Tampa Trib . , 16 Sept. 1996 , Baylife §, at 1. • “Foes have lashed out with claims that the plan was hastily worked out over the past few weeks after the deregulation idea had laid [read lain ] dormant for two years.” Dave Sheingold , “Landline Oversight Fading,” N.J. Record , 20  May 2015 , at A1. Language-Change Index laid misused for past-participial lain : Stage 4 Current ratio ( had lain idle vs. ✳had laid idle ): 29:1 E. Lain for the...

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