Questions tagged with punctuation

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Semicolon
I'm in need of help with the concept of semicolons. I don't understand when to really use the correctly compared ...
gammer punctuation Semicolon 0 votes, asked 1 day ago by Jess
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Comma or Semicolon?
My 6 year old came out to show Dad and I something she had written and it ended up leading ...
Semicolon comma punctuation 0 votes, asked Jan 16 by STran
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Punctuation
"Sessions said that although his politics might indicate otherwise, he would abide by the Supreme Court decision underpinning abortion." This ...
punctuation british american british-american comma 0 votes, asked Jan 15 by mk
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When a word both a colloquial expression and a foreign word, are the quotation marks italicized?
When I use a word that is a colloquialism, thereby encasing it in quotation marks, and the word is also ...
punctuation quotations italics foreign comma 0 votes, asked Jan 06 by Christopher Pumphrey
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punctuation
What would be the correct punctuation in the following sentence: The Italian word frammenti translates into English as fragments.
punctuation 0 votes, asked Jan 02 by Matt Kubik
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Despite an adjective, can we interpret it as an adverb?
I enconterd the following sentence. "Jeff and his girlfriend showed up at one of the local homes a little nervous." ...
commma punctuation Adverb adjective Structure 0 votes, edited Dec 30 '16 by Kyon2
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punctuation
What is the correct punctuation for this sentence between run away and leaving? my father had to run away leaving ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 28 '16 by mer377
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Please help me punctuate this sentence
Boy, whenever you feel alone. Whenever you think no one is by your side. Just look over your shoulder, and ...
Punctuate sentence-correction punctuation 0 votes, asked Dec 27 '16 by Shelby Hardin
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Proper grammar in a sentence
Is the punctuation in this sentence correct? Also, do I need to cite the dictionary after? The dictionary definition of ...
grammar punctuation citation quotation dictionary 0 votes, asked Dec 13 '16 by Alexander Keefe
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city/state & full date as adjective
Is the comma absolutely required after "2001,' "Texas," and "1969" below? Are all four correct? It appears as though "2001," ...
punctuation +1 vote, edited Dec 13 '16 by mike
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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 '16 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 '16 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 '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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 by Fiona
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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 '16 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 '16 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 '16 by Stephen Landaas
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is it suppose to be capitalized
The Wife of Bath.
punctuation 0 votes, asked Sep 29 '16 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 '16 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 '16 by Brian
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