Questions tagged with punctuation

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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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How to punctuate a quote within dialogue
He says, "I was thinking about Shakespeare's 'Sonnet 116.' 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.'" ...
punctuation quotes 0 votes, asked May 20 '14 by Robin
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uitizing a question and answer as the thesis - ok? puctuation correct?
What do Kendrick Johnson, al Qaeda, aliens, Don Henley, and Shakespeare all have in common: the psychological and social phenomena ...
question punctuation thesis 0 votes, asked Apr 12 '14 by Tara Parker
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Purpose of proper grammer
When someone is trying to get a proper point made the use of puctuation can make a huge impact.
punctuation 0 votes, asked Mar 08 '14 by Anna Hensley
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Assistance with punctuation for this poem I'm writing for children's book?
[word recommendation, punctuation suggestions?] There is a silly family, with some very silly kids. Mommy, Daddy, Colin and Elly. Each ...
poem punctuation book Word-choice children 0 votes, asked Dec 31 '13 by Joshua F. Rountree
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Is this punctuated correctly?
Is this punctuated correctly? My non-tech-savvy boyfriend just found out I had an amazon wish list, said, "Thank you jesus!", ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 20 '13 by Katie
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What's wrong with my sentence! Please Help!
So, I'm doing a play, and Iam acting as a nurse.. I had to write my own script, I was ...
grammar english spelling punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 16 '13 by Mia Vaafusuaga
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Period after a period?
I am trying to end a sentence with the time of day. Which is correct? We will leave at 8:30 ...
Abbreviation ending punctuation 0 votes, asked Oct 03 '13 by Rebekah
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which one of the following is correct ?
which one of the following is correct ?? 1; Programmer's in India. 2; Programmers in India. the one with apostrophe ...
punctuation apostrophe 0 votes, asked Oct 01 '13 by Faheem Rasheed
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