It’s a wise dog that scratches its own fleas. It’s also a wise dog that punctuates the sentence correctly. It is a dog. Its fleas. Everyone gets this wrong. Unless they’ve read the first page of Strunk & White.
Have you read this? Do you own one or two (or more) copies of this book? I hope you have. I have my father’s copy, dating back to his newspaper days on the Times Herald where he worked the vice desk. I have my own copy from college. My now famous Google-translating nine-year old blogger son Nick also has his own copy. He wanted it and paid for it out of his own wallet. If you don’t have it, or heaven forbid, haven’t read it, please read it. Do it for us, your readers.
“… please forward a page for sample.” (Sorry, just plain English grammar. No rule necessary here).
If you’re a sales guy, ask for the job. (You’re supposed to be able to close, after all). If you’re a marketer, show up knowing something about the opportunity. (Would it be too much to ask if you demonstrated a knowledge of your market, even in microcosm?). If you’re an accountant, don’t make easy math errors. (Being oblivious to detail is a red flag under most SOX-compliant situations).
And if you’re a copywriter, write clearly.