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I am curious: is it proper usage of grammar to use these words together : Fairly quickly ex: We responded to the fire call fairly quickly.
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Elizabeth, who is interested in writing, asks...
Example: No prob,Elizabeth:) What does this punctuation mean?
Anne answers...
If you are referring to the :) at the end of the sentence, that is an emoticon. It's a made-up symbol used in emails to offer an emotional context to the words it accompanies. Looked at sideways, it is supposed to be a smiley face.
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