The ABI Reporter – March 2019

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The ABI Reporter – March 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • 2019 Court Reporting and Captioning Week Celebrated Big
  • That Pesky Participle
  • Common Punctuation Mistakes: Quotation Marks
  • Show Lawyers How to Make a Better Record
  • Distinguishing “Tack” and “Tact”
  • Captioning Term of the Month: Red Zone
  • 3D Touch on an iPhone

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National Court Reporting and Captioning Week may be over, but you can still join in on the fun by reading this month’s articles on the celebration that took place throughout the nation. We have also included articles to help expand your vocabulary and knowledge.

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2019 Court Reporting and Captioning Week Celebrated Big

By the National Court Reporters Association

NCRA’s seventh consecutive Court Reporting and Captioning Week event was celebrated across the nation by state associations, individual members, students, and firms, via an array of events ranging from open houses to contests to time spent with lawmakers.

At the national level, U.S. Rep. John Shimkus from Illinois recognized the week in a written speech submitted for the official record of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis from Illinois delivered a similar speech from the House floor on February 14, recognizing the event.

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That Pesky Participle

By Margie Wakeman Wells

A participle is the “-ing” or “-ed” (which might be irregular) form of the verb that is being used as an adjective. Because it comes from a verb, the participle represents an action or a condition. The word the participle modifies is always doing that action or is in that condition.

Often the participle comes right in front of the noun that it modifies.

…frustrated actor…
…baked goods…
…frozen lake…

…singing nun…
…entertaining play…
…coming event…

When it comes in places other than that direct adjective position, it might need punctuation.

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