Questions tagged with punctuation

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a list of of sentence within a sentence
Within a normal paragraph style and flow, how should a lists of sentence within a sentence be punctuated? For example: ...
list-of-sentences list-of-questions punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 22 by Stephen Magladry
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Conditional Punctuation with Compound Subjects
If you have a compound subject in the "if" statement, and the subject is separated by a coordinating conjuction; then ...
if-conditional coordinating Conjunction punctuation conditional 0 votes, asked Nov 22 by Stu Cando
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Help With Aposhraphes
so i need quick advice because im not 100% sure, if i write a sentance as follows; The Cars for ...
grammar apostrophes corrections punctuation help 0 votes, asked Nov 16 by Craig Pearsall
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Using apostrophe '
The Students Club Activities The Students' Club Activities The Students Club's Activities What is the correct one?
punctuation +1 vote, asked Nov 12 by Sami
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Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? a. At that point, he could think of only one thing to ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 08 by Nicole
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Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? a. I plan to write on: Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace. b. It ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 07 by Nicole
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Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? a. When presented the news by the doctor, he said there was ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 05 by Nicole
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Sentence structure, punctuation and grammar help needed
looking to see if this sentence is correct, it is in reference to my children: "To lead them by example, ...
punctuation help grammar Structure +1 vote, asked Nov 05 by Joe
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Is this sentence punctuated right? Thanks.
Glazing over the rest of the bodies -most are recognizable, some not, some in the same attire as the assailant- ...
grammar mistake punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 04 by Nelly
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Comma usage?
Is the comma in this sentence correct or unnecessary? I can't figure it out for sure. "If these downsides can ...
comma Sentence punctuation essay 0 votes, asked Oct 25 by Andy
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Question mark and ellipsis
Which is correct? A. Do you know what I love about this quote? The layers. OR B. Do you know ...
question ellipsis punctuation 0 votes, asked Oct 21 by Ishy
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Comma and semicolon in compounding
The first amendment is: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; ...
punctuation compound-sentence +1 vote, edited Oct 22 by Michael L Coburn
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My friend is writing a novel and needs some help.
"the marketplace was one of the, if not the most crowded place." Should there be a comma. I am looking ...
punctuation novel authors comma help 0 votes, asked Oct 19 by Liam
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Series of adjectives
Is this sentence punctuated correctly, and are the adjectives in the proper order?: "You will be required to attend monthly, ...
adjective punctuation 0 votes, asked Oct 19 by M. Fujimoto
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Hyphen
To whomever it may concern, Could you, please, elucidate how am I to write hyphenated adjectives in instances such as ...
adjectives hyphens and punctuation +1 vote, asked Oct 09 by Aleksandre Megrelishvili
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Punctuation - Parenthesis
"These words were put between parenthesis." Shouldn't it be between parentheses? The spy, who came in from the cold, is ...
punctuation parenthesis +2 votes, asked Oct 04 by Jenny Hetherington
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One or two commas?
This is an excerpt from a short story I am writing:"Before he could nab the next neatly positioned diamond however, ...
commas punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 30 by Stephen Landaas
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is it suppose to be capitalized
The Wife of Bath.
punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 29 by Bryce Setzer
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Grammar
When is it appropriate to use a comma before were, for example: Ms. Johnson and I, were checking off items ...
gramm grammar commas punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 21 by Leela
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Is a comma supposed to go behind 'which' or no? Also, should a comma or semicolon go after "STAB"?
I want to know if a comma I supposed to be added before the word 'which' in this sentence:"The new ...
comma Semicolon punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 21 by Brian
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Semicolon or no semicolon in this list?
I need help on deciding wether or not I should use a semicolon (or a comma instead) in these two ...
Semicolon semicolons commas comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 20 by Brian
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Coordinating adjectives
Would any of the strings of adjectives below be considered coordinates, requiring commas (as written)? Advice on punctuation is appreciated. ...
adjectives punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 16 by M. Fujimoto
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Colons, Semi-Colons and Wind-sock puppets.
Hi there, I've always had an issue differentiating between colon/semi-colon use, and I've decided to knock it on the head. ...
colon colons semi-colon Semicolon punctuation +1 vote, asked Aug 18 by Silentius
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Correct English
In written dialogue, in response to a confusing statement a respondent answers, 'Oh'. Is it correct to place a question ...
punctuation confusion 0 votes, asked Aug 14 by Terry Smith
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punchuate and spell
My doctor has told me that as part of my daily routine, i should take up walking every day. As ...
punctuation Punctuate 0 votes, asked Jun 30 by Syed Hasan Shah
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KINDLY PUNCTUATE THIS PARAGRAPH PLS
In this cooking demonstration you will need to preheat the oven to 375 in a medium bowl melt 5 teaspoons ...
Punctuate punctuation paragraph punctuating 0 votes, asked Jun 23 by fhgh
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Punctuation and Parenthesis
Does the punctuation go on the inside or outside of the parenthesis?
parenthesis punctuation inside outside 0 votes, asked Jun 18 by Rachel M
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One word answers and punctuation
If you are asked to answer using a short answer does your answer need to be punctuated? Also, if you ...
punctuation grammar school 0 votes, asked Jun 03 by Warwick
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Errors in this phrase?
Is there something punctuationally or grammatically wrong with the phrase "Suspect in plot to kidnap Kris Aquino, Manny Pacquiao arrested"? ...
error comma Phrase punctuation grammar 0 votes, asked May 03 by Creo
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British English punctuation in speech
I am a little worried by the example of British punctuation in the handbook and on the profile page in ...
punctuation british speech +2 votes, asked Apr 20 by joss
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