Questions tagged with punctuation

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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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When and how to use a "dash"
Hello, I'm in the process of proofreading a document and I find myself confused on the appropriate use of the ...
grammar punctuation dash dashes 0 votes, asked Dec 10 '14 by Maya
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A comma or a hyphen
In the sentance: she rolled and found he was awake, watching, expressionless. between the words watching and expressionless what is ...
hyphen comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 04 '14 by Rachelle
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Punctuation in disjointed speech
I have to write a short story for English, and in one part I have a character that is trailing ...
punctuation speech 0 votes, asked Nov 29 '14 by Ninjin
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How do I punctuate these words?
Hello, this might seem like a stupid question, but I'm having trouble with this sentence in my fiction novel: He ...
quotations quotes punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 27 '14 by Matthew Bryan
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Starting a question with, "One question I have is"
Sometimes, it is necessary to start a discussion with a question, as a way to introduce the topic. Often, this ...
questions punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 06 '14 by Edmond Young
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learning grammar and punctuation
Where can I get a quick refresher on proper grammar, punctuation and spelling rules? I am really frustrated with my ...
grammar refresher punctuation spelling 0 votes, asked Nov 05 '14 by sissy
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Quotation Punctuation
I'm second guessing myself for some reason and now I need your help. While the ball flew at us with ...
quotation exclamatory periods punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 01 '14 by David
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How to punctuate when the subject is a question
in the following sentences: My question was, where were you on the night of December 17? The problem is, can ...
punctuation questions subject 0 votes, asked Oct 23 '14 by Jonathan
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Comma usage
1. Should I use comma in cases like that? Especially I am worried about the first comma. And, did I ...
comma punctuation colon 0 votes, asked Oct 16 '14 by Jagermeister
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You've had a question here about visitors' book and the suggestion was that it should be guest book as the ...
punctuation apostrophe 0 votes, asked Oct 05 '14 by Vally P
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How to Format Question and Answer to the question in same sentence; Puncuation
I need to know how I would go about typing this. So when I’m asked the question: “What do you ...
punctuation format 0 votes, asked Sep 19 '14 by Johnathan Nguyen
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Since my employ vs since my employment
Which is correct? 1. since my employ 2. since my employment. i've been told that employ is used by american ...
grammar gramma punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 12 '14 by raj
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Excessive commas? I also cannot tell if my intro lead is in the present tense, despite being active
A 45 year old Queens Park man is in a critical condition after crashing his Holden utility through the Welshpool ...
grammar commas tenses journalism punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 11 '14 by Kelly Bailey
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colons and brackets
Can you use colons and semi-colons before brackets?
punctuation 0 votes, asked Aug 27 '14 by Susan Burchell
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Proper punctuation: bulleted list, dashes and commas
When making a bulleted list of names with a request after each name, which is the appropriate way to separate ...
grammar punctuation 0 votes, asked Aug 10 '14 by Anne Stoneberger
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breaking up a long sentence
How do I break up a long sentence with lists other than the use of commas? My sentence begins "Combining ...
longsentence commas semi-colon punctuation 0 votes, asked Jul 25 '14 by Melanie Murphey
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Comma with Subjects and Verbs
Grammarly Handbook tells us not to separate a subject from its verb. However, their first example seems confusing to me: ...
comma punctuation +1 vote, asked Jul 22 '14 by Rus
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Correct use of the comma
Is it necessary to put a comma between 'constitution' and 'guaranteeing' in the following sentence:"no constitution guaranteeing freedom of expression"Since ...
comma punctuation 0 votes, asked May 23 '14 by Ki Zaru
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