Sometimes there is more than one way to write correctly. Some elements of writing mechanics offer more than one option. The option you prefer to use is called a stylistic choice.
Following are our stylistic choices in Get This Write.
We use one space after a period, question mark, or exclamation point before the next sentence begins.
We capitalize “Room” when we write it together with a number or letter (Room 29, Room C).
In Lesson 2 there is practice using commas ( , ) in a series of three or more. Some writers use a comma before and or or; other writers do not. In Get This Write, we prefer to use a comma before and or or.
There is another stylistic choice in Lesson 4 about possessives. Some writers add only an apostrophe ( ' ) to a singular possessive noun that ends in -s (Russ' dog). Other writers add 's (James's pen) because the pronunciation of the possessive adds an extra syllable to the word. In Get This Write, we prefer to use only the apostrophe (without the ‑s).
You will practice our stylistic choices in Get This Write. You may notice other stylistic choices in other materials. In your own writing, be consistent with the style that is appropriate for your situation.