Questions tagged with punctuation

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Grammar (simple) - Something to do with possessive noun, plural, & punctuation.
I had an assignment of writing analysis/reflection of 10 crime documentaries. So, its one reflection/analysis for each of the 10 ...
grammar plural noun possesive punctuation +1 vote, asked Jul 29 by Elena Y. Mijares
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I am having a disagreement about the punctuation and grammar in a sentence.
Is the following sentence written correctly? I know it is not the best way to structure the sentence, however I ...
grammar punctuation commas sentence-structure 0 votes, asked Jul 24 by Clayton Stew
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"upside down" or "upside-down"
Which is correct, "upside down" or "upside-down"?
punctuation 0 votes, asked Jul 18 by Keskaowl
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Punctuation with semi colon and a quotation
When writing in American style, can I put a semi-colon that was not part of the original quote before the ...
semi-colon quotation punctuation 0 votes, asked Jul 01 by Mary Reinhardt
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Proper Punctuation
Is this sentence properly punctuated? Both options, namely 'Add to Contacts' and 'New Contact', are available on my phone.
punctuation 0 votes, edited Jun 16 by Abdul Quadir
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When should a comma precede an opening quotation mark?
Should a comma always precede an opening quotation mark, or are there exceptions?
quotation comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Jun 11 by Deep
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Correct use of semicolons.
I am trying to thank someone for a ticket to a comedy show and can't figure out if I'm using ...
Semicolon punctuation grammar +2 votes, asked Jun 07 by dylan
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Comma usage before and.
That's what happens when you say you'll do it and you don't. Should a comma precede the and?
comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Jun 06 by Deep
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Which sentence is correct?
Which of the following sentences is correct? "Stark Industries, Inc., is the greatest company in the world." OR "Stark Industries, ...
comma punctuation bussiness Style abbreviations +1 vote, asked Jun 02 by Kellie Powell
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Quoting an Author
Depending on the placement in my sentence, do I ignore the ending punctuion of a quotation? Example: Line to quote ...
quotation punctuation 0 votes, asked Jun 01 by Conrad Turuk
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Comma usage in imperative sentences.
Shut up and take my money! Should there be a comma preceding and? I think there shouldn't be as the ...
comma punctuation and 0 votes, asked May 28 by Deep
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Using comma before and.
The rule concerning using comma before and when both clauses are independant around it, is it mandatory? Is it used ...
comma and punctuation 0 votes, asked May 25 by Deep
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Comma usage before and.
I ate the sandwich, and paid the bill. Should there be a comma before the and? Aren't I ate sandwich ...
comma and punctuation 0 votes, asked May 25 by Deep
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Ellipses in fiction
Hi, I'm pretty confused about the proper way to format an ellipsis in fiction writing. I know it's largely a ...
ellipses fiction dialogue ellipsis punctuation +1 vote, asked May 24 by Matthew Bryan
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Comma usage.
Where should I go with no destiny but a weak heart? Where should I go with no destiny, but a ...
comma punctuation clause 0 votes, edited May 19 by Deep
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Use how many dots when a sentence ends with an ellipsis?
1. Surely a rude thing to do... 2. Surely a rude thing to do... . 3. Surely a rude thing ...
ellipsis punctuation +1 vote, edited May 17 by Deep
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Combining sentences [with Proper Punctuation]
A recent post has got me confused. Could anyone tell me how to combine these two sentences into one? Is ...
punctuation +1 vote, asked May 13 by Abdul Quadir
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Question or Statement?
The other day I was solving a maths problem when I came across this sentence. What's true of a parallelogram ...
punctuation Wh-question 0 votes, asked May 06 by Abdul Quadir
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Correct use of commas?
Hi, I'm currently on a proofreading course, and reading several grammar/punctuation books alongside it. I've learnt that there are four ...
commas punctuation 0 votes, asked Apr 24 by Liz
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Comma before "with" and dependent clause
In the following sentence, should there be a comma before "with"? I think that a comma is unnecessary since the ...
commas Clauses punctuation with conjunctions 0 votes, edited Mar 25 by Meggie
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Correct Punctuation?
Is this statement correctly punctuated, please? This has been a dreadful case; a catalogue of depravity by one human being ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Mar 03 by Boone
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Would the period go before or after the quotation in this sentence? I found myself to be just as confused ...
quotations quotes punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 26 by Sabrina Ordoyne
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punctuation of adjective phrase with "not"
Is the following sentence punctuated correctly? "It's an active, not a passive endeavor." Should there be a comma after "passive" ...
adjective not punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 24 by TextShark
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What does one space after closing punctuation mean?
punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 20 by Linda DeGise
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Comma usage directly after a quotation
Here is the sentence I am editing:Marcus responded with a "Yes, ma'am!" But he sounded drained and his voice was ...
comma commaplacement quotation punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 20 by Kat
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Should there be two periods in this sentence?
Please send checks to "Southwest Inc.".
periods punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 19 by salexander
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Is this the correct usage of a colon?
Turning out to be exactly what I was expected to be: to me, this was failure. Thank you!
colon Usage grammar punctuation 0 votes, asked Jan 30 by Amy Christie
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Punctuation in a compound interagative sentence
How do you punctuate a compound sentence that has both an interagative and declarative component?: Can you take the dog ...
compound punctuation interagative 0 votes, asked Jan 08 by Andrea Beamon Recasner
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I was asked to punctuate correctly, however, I see no real difference.
Which version is the correct one? Why? A) She had many groceries written on the list: bread, eggs, milk, ice ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 22 '14 by Samuel Stewart
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Double subject or object
Intuitively, I believe the punctuation in these sentences are correct: "Dr. Peterson, my physician, told me I should avoid dairy." ...
subject object pronoun pronouns punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 12 '14 by Jonathan
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