Questions tagged with punctuation

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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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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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Canadian punctuation
Hi, everyone! There are two options for checking punctuation in Grammarly: UK and US rules. Who knows whin option should ...
canadian punctuation +1 vote, asked Apr 06 by Stan
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Punctuating a quote within a quote
How do I punctuate several paragraphs of direct speech by the same speaker that includes several paragraphs of quoted direct ...
punctuation direct speech 0 votes, asked Apr 03 by Sharon Miltiadou
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Punctuation for a description
What would be the correct punctutaion for the following sentence?: 10th century Scandinavia 10th Century Scandinavia 10th century-Scandinavia 10th Century-Scandinavia
punctuation 0 votes, asked Mar 23 by Tippi
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How to puncuate with initialisms.
How do I use a period to end a sentence whose last word is an initialism? Would it be: "We ...
periods initialisms punctuation +2 votes, asked Mar 06 by Andy Ell
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Punctuation - Should I use comma(s) in this sentence?
Hello, I am writing a personal statement for admission to law school. In the quoted sentence below, I could not ...
comma commas punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 28 by John Stiglich
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Punctuation - whether or not to use a comma?
Hello, I am writing a personal statement for admission to a law school. I was wondering whether ot not to ...
comma commas punctuation 0 votes, asked Feb 26 by John Stiglich
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Article critique/ Reducing the fear of falling among elderly
I need to have my critique of an article for my class checked for grammr, usage, spelling, punctuation, word choice, ...
grammar Usage punctuation spelling Word 0 votes, asked Jan 28 by Cathleen Munoz
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Punctuation: colon, semi-colon, dash, or other?
Hello, What is the best way to punctuate the following sentence: The list need only show the surnames: no other ...
punctuation colon semi-colon Semicolon dash +1 vote, asked Jan 15 by Ian Howlett
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Does this sentence need a question mark: Do I own a car, yes.
punctuation +1 vote, asked Jan 09 by Carrie
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Grammar in Standard Operating Procedures
We have standard operating procedures (SOPs) that include many names of things and also descriptors or titles of keyboard functions ...
standard operating procedures punctuation keyboard 0 votes, asked Jan 06 by marie
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Comma here or there?
As far as comma placement goes, which one of these examples would be correct? (My original sentence is much longer, ...
grammar comma commas punctuation sentence-structure +1 vote, asked Dec 20 '15 by I'm Kid A
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Does this sentence make sense.
Finally after two scorching days in the blistering sun, the boys had reached their destination ; Kevin’s house. Should i ...
semi-colon Sentence punctuation punctuations comma +1 vote, edited Dec 05 '15 by Nishandeep
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Can you tell me how to punctuate Preservice teachers felt or Preservice teachers' felt Thanks
possessive punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 26 '15 by Stephenie
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Which punctuation choice is better?
In the following example, would you say that either a comma or a full stop (between "house" and "first") would ...
punctuation 0 votes, asked Nov 12 '15 by Joseph
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Can non-restrictive clauses be independent?
Here is what I mean: "The film isn't awful, there is no need to close the curtain on the franchise ...
non-restrictive independent punctuation 0 votes, edited Nov 06 '15 by Joseph
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What is the right punctuation to use in this example?
"The book tells a wonderful tale; that of four river-bankers who get into various adventures." Is the second clause set ...
punctuation -1 votes, asked Nov 02 '15 by Joseph
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Punctuation with it isn't/ it's just clauses.
"The music isn't bad, it just doesn't fit the rest of the atmosphere." If we were to strictly follow the ...
punctuation 0 votes, edited Nov 02 '15 by Joseph
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H.W. Fowler - Outdated and Incorrect?
I have attempted to try and educate myself on strict, proper grammar usage recently. I read this chapter: from ...
punctuation semicolons comma coordinate Conjunction 0 votes, asked Nov 01 '15 by Joseph
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