Questions tagged with punctuation

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Article critique/ Reducing the fear of falling among elderly
I need to have my critique of an article for my class checked for grammr, usage, spelling, punctuation, word choice, ...
grammar Usage punctuation spelling Word 0 votes, asked Jan 28 by Cathleen Munoz
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Punctuation: colon, semi-colon, dash, or other?
Hello, What is the best way to punctuate the following sentence: The list need only show the surnames: no other ...
punctuation colon semi-colon Semicolon dash +1 vote, asked Jan 15 by Ian Howlett
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Punctuation
Does this sentence need a question mark: Do I own a car, yes.
punctuation +1 vote, asked Jan 09 by Carrie
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Grammar in Standard Operating Procedures
We have standard operating procedures (SOPs) that include many names of things and also descriptors or titles of keyboard functions ...
standard operating procedures punctuation keyboard 0 votes, asked Jan 06 by marie
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Comma here or there?
As far as comma placement goes, which one of these examples would be correct? (My original sentence is much longer, ...
grammar comma commas punctuation sentence-structure +1 vote, asked Dec 20 '15 by I'm Kid A
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Does this sentence make sense.
Finally after two scorching days in the blistering sun, the boys had reached their destination ; Kevin’s house. Should i ...
semi-colon Sentence punctuation punctuations comma +1 vote, edited Dec 05 '15 by Nishandeep
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Possession
Can you tell me how to punctuate Preservice teachers felt or Preservice teachers' felt Thanks
possessive punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 26 '15 by Stephenie
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Which punctuation choice is better?
In the following example, would you say that either a comma or a full stop (between "house" and "first") would ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 12 '15 by Joseph
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Can non-restrictive clauses be independent?
Here is what I mean: "The film isn't awful, there is no need to close the curtain on the franchise ...
non-restrictive independent punctuation 0 votes, edited Nov 06 '15 by Joseph
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What is the right punctuation to use in this example?
"The book tells a wonderful tale; that of four river-bankers who get into various adventures." Is the second clause set ...
punctuation -1 votes, asked Nov 02 '15 by Joseph
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Punctuation with it isn't/ it's just clauses.
"The music isn't bad, it just doesn't fit the rest of the atmosphere." If we were to strictly follow the ...
punctuation 0 votes, edited Nov 02 '15 by Joseph
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H.W. Fowler - Outdated and Incorrect?
I have attempted to try and educate myself on strict, proper grammar usage recently. I read this chapter: http://www.bartleby.com/116/402.html from ...
punctuation semicolons comma coordinate Conjunction 0 votes, asked Nov 01 '15 by Joseph
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To Comma or Not to Comma in "Your Spiritual Questions Answered"?
We have a feature on our website called "Your Spiritual Questions Answered" — my question is, should it be "Your ...
comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Oct 26 '15 by Nabha Cosley
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professional email
Hello R, Thank you for taking the time to test me on October 1, 2015. It was a pleasure to ...
grammar Usage punctuation wordchoice +1 vote, asked Oct 06 '15 by denise
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Comma Question
I'm unsure of the comma placement in these two sentences: "What I like best about my career in theater is ...
comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Oct 05 '15 by sarah kay
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correct punctuation
Should there be a comma ( , ) before word 'than' , in a sentence .
punctuation comma 0 votes, asked Oct 02 '15 by shahid
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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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 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 '15 by Matthew Bryan
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