Here’s a new entry for Fix It Friday!
Perhaps you are an employee that has lower salary. On the other hand, you must fulfill your basic need. You have no salary enough to pay mortgage, leasing car, pay apartment or etc. Therefore, you must consider fixing your finances. There are so many ways to improve your lives. You can write a plan to fix your finances. Alternatively, you can contact a financial planner. There some ways to fix your finances are:
You should find another job. If your job today produces low salary, you can find another job with high salary. Otherwise, you should negotiate to your boss the salary. I have story from my friend that wants rising from job. His boss impeded and gift higher salary. Finally, he has been working until today.
You should find freelance jobs. There are so many jobs at internet. You can work at weekend to fix your finances. Find job fits with your qualification. There are also chance for Web designer, accounting, data entry, writer, tutor, design, architecture, etc. Other website provides jobs like writing, marketing affiliate, surveying, etc. You can write some article and send to helium.com. You should consider blogger that might give her more money. You just need few hours for blogging. You should browse internet because there are so many jobs. You could write e-book then bid at e-bay. E-bay provides wide market that good for selling all things like your travel bag, old book, old PS, etc.
Perhaps you are an employee that has a low salary. You must fulfill your basic needs, but you do not make enough to pay a mortgage, to lease a car, to rent an apartment, etc. To improve your life, consider fixing your finances by creating a plan on your own or by contacting a financial planner.
To help fix your finances:
- Find another job. If your current salary is too low, then try negotiating with your boss or finding a new job with a higher salary. When my friend wanted a raise his boss gave him one and he’s still working at the same job today.
- Find freelance jobs. There are so many jobs on the internet that you can do to improve your finances. Opportunities in web design, accounting, data entry, writing, tutoring, architecture, marketing, surveying, etc. are available so find a position based on your qualifications. You can also consider blogging to make more money or eBay since it provides a wide market for selling things like your travel bag, books, old PlayStation, etc.
The original post was difficult to read and had a number of grammar issues, so I made it clearer and more concise.
Well, I hope this was helpful! If you want to submit something for Fix It Friday, please drop it in the ask box by 5pm on Thursday.
Have a nice weekend ^^.
Okay, Tumblr, listen up, because I am going to rant under the cut and it’d serve you all DAMN WELL to put on your listening ears and dismount from your fucking HIGH HORSES while I do so.
I joined Tumblr about six months ago. And I like it a lot. I do. But one of the things that has consistently pissed me the FUCK OFF is that no one- NO ONE- on this site seems to fact check.
Use dashes to:
- Separate parenthical elements containing internal commas
- Emphasize a sentence interruption
- Separate an introductory list from a summarizing statement.
Use parentheses to separate nonessential phrases, such as explanations, directions, questions, or references. Basically, writers should use dashes to emphasize and parentheses to de-emphasize. Examples:
"Four top lawyers—Bob, Jon, Susan, and Lisa—worked as a team."
"Turkey, ham, pumpkin pie—these are Mary’s favorite holiday foods."
"Space exploration—despite all the effort put into space projects—remains largely beyond our reach."
"The answer is not as simple as it seems (see Appendix A for further discussion), but a simple workaround can sometimes suffice."
"Only two people (Jan and Steven) were late."
The primary role of FANBOYS is to fix a comma splice, a grammatical error.
We need to start with two complete sentences, also known as independent clauses:
How can we fix the comma splice? That’s where the FANBOYS come in:
In case you’re wondering, the technical name for the FANBOYS (a useful mnemonic) is coordinating conjunction. The term itself isn’t important; what actually matters is the role that coordinating conjunctions play. So let’s take a comma splice (from above) and fix it by using one of the FANBOYS:
The sentence is now correct. On standardized tests, comma splices are quite common. Placing one of the FANBOYS between the two independent clauses (i.e., complete sentences) solves this problem. Just be sure to pick the one that makes the most logical sense. (For instance, there is a big difference between “but” and “and,” so you have to pick the right word.)
Remember to embrace the FANBOYS: they can help you earn easy points on standardized tests, and more importantly, they can help your writing improve dramatically.
Punctuation placement—inside the quotes! This applies to all types of punctuation, from question marks to periods to exclamation points.
- “Hello,” he said. “How are you?”
- “Excuse me?” she asked.
For quotes inside quotes, the period should be placed inside all of the quotes. The exception is, of course, if the quote in the quote is not the thing being asked or exclaimed. The exception to the exception is when both the quoted thing and the quote are both questions. Observe:
- "Before he died, I heard him say ‘I’m sorry.’"
- "Are you sure he said ‘I’m sorry’?" Vince asked.
- "Is it possible he said ‘forgive me?’"
Some people wonder whether or not the punctuation after a tag such as “said” should be a comma or a period. Honestly, it’s a matter of preference. I make it a comma when the tag is just an interruption to the dialogue, such as:
- “Well,” he said, “I suppose that’s okay.”
In the first example, you’d probably type it as two separate sentences, like “Hello. How are you?” For the second example, however, you typically wouldn’t type it, “Well. I suppose that’s okay.”
If you do the comma, make sure it’s at a natural break in dialogue. This can vary based on what you’re trying to get across. You wouldn’t want to say:
- “Well I,” he said, “suppose that’s okay.” (Bad, and weird. I mean you could pull it off if you wanted to but don’t do it otherwise.)
- "Well I—" he said, then stopped and pursed his lips. "I suppose that’s okay. (Good, although as you can tell I adjusted the sentence to make it work. So technically you can put a break in a weird spot, but typically only in the case of an interruption.)
As far as capitalization, if your sentence is still related to the dialogue, typically don’t capitalize. After a comma, don’t. If it’s a tag, don’t. If you’re not tagging the dialogue, however, feel free to capitalize. In fact, I insist that you capitalize. At the risk of too many examples (no such thing, I claim!) here’s what I mean:
- “Hello,” He said. (Bad! He should not be capitalized!)
- “Hello,” he said. (Good!)
- “I don’t know what you mean,” Alice said. (Good! I mean, it’s a proper noun. So duh.)
- “You’re always doing this to me!” Complained Vince. (Bad! Complained should not be capitalized.)
- “Are you serious?” She crossed her arms and scowled. (Good! This isn’t a dialogue tag—it’s its own sentence. Therefore, capitalize the She.)
Make sense? Good. Seriously, it may seem like small unimportant details, but to people who are used to seeing things grammatically correct (like editors who will be accepting/denying your novel for publication) it throws off a reading groove.
“But wait!” you claim. “Won’t they accept my novel for its ideas, not its grammar and punctuation?” Hopefully yes, but do you want to risk it? A grammar error can break a reader out of flow. And trust me, flow is your friend. “But wait!” you insist. “Isn’t that the editor/proofreader’s job?” If writing means a lot to you, you’d take the time to learn your own craft. A great writer doesn’t just write. They read, they review, they analyze, they edit, they revise, they proofread. Being a great writer means being well-rounded in the entire field. Bad grammar, spelling mistakes, and typos can be taken as a sign that you’re not truly passionate about what you’re submitting. And they want passion. Passion means an author willing to market their own novel and do their best to get copies sold. If you love it so much, don’t you want it to be as perfect as possible?