Writing for emphasis


I like to use the term in an expressive manner.

Ignorance is used "ig-nor-ance" in a quoted format. However spell check sees each syllable as a word. Is it a problem to use it with quotations

See example:

However, the "ig-nor-ance" of injustice as pointed out in Mike Bollen's letter is equivalent to blind justice.
asked Jan 16 '14 at 03:26 m sandi aigoro New member

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If Mike Bollen wrote "ig-nor-ance" in his letter, and you are quoting it, then keep it as is.  However, you note that you like to use it in an expressive manner.  I am not sure what the addition of hyphens is trying to express.  Are you attempting to get the reader to say the word slowly?  I don't see any reason for it.  Actually, the whole sentence doesn't make sense to me.  (Injustice equals justice?) 


Whether the context makes sense or not, to make this sentence grammatically correct, you need a comma after injustice and another comma after letter

link comment answered Jan 16 '14 at 06:14 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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