A helping (short)hand needed

Dear friends,

there is an obstacle again to my mastering the fundamentals of Anniversary Gregg, marked with red in the attached file. Aid of any sort will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.

Respectfully, Gleb Chebrikoff

(by Gleb for group greggshorthand)

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  1. Surely, Carlos. This outline comes from 'Fundamental Drills in Gregg Shorthand' (ex. 12, p. 33).

    That's what I supposed, too, Librum, though the item looks only too real to be disregarded as a smudge, as far as I'm concerned.

  2. My copy of Fundamental Drills doesn't have it either; it's a smudge or stray mark.

    This is not uncommon with these old books, in my experience. I sometimes see what looks like an h (or ing) dot, as well as occasional marks which look like part of the printed matter but aren't really.

  3. Dear friends,

    First, thanks for this new interpretation. Secondly, if this outline does mean 'suspected', is it confined to some other version of Gregg, such as Series 90 mentioned above, or is it a part of a list of common words in Anniversary?

  4. No. You will later learn that "suspected" is written in a distinct way in Anniversary. The original interpretation, as librum stated, is correct. (And besides, "suspected" would not make any sense in context.) The extra squiggly mark is a smudge. Don't be confused!

  5. If this is a scan from a used book, I see this all of the time. The original owner of the book probably put a question mark by the word "did" because he or she didn't understand the word. It definitely says "Did these letters not come until this morning?"

    I collect novel in Gregg Shorthand. I often find words circled with question marks. If you look at the question mark, it is not even the same print quality as the words in the sentence.

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