How a day spent grappling with "2" and "two" taught me something about numbers, numerals, and life Sometimes I appreciate the technical side of editing. I don't mean editing technical documents, necessarily - I mean the technical aspects of grammar and style that give me the illusion that I can tell right from wrong. As my … Continue reading Nit-picking Numbers
Recently, in reviewing an academic article, I came across the following sentence in the notes to a table: "Industry and year-specific intercepts are not included for brevity." At first glance, the meaning might seem obvious, but let's look again. Are you including the intercepts or not? Because this could mean two things: that the intercepts … Continue reading Comma Confusion: To Include or Not to Include?