Questions tagged with punctuation

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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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Quotation
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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Punctuation
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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Punctuation
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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