CATEGORY:Punctuation

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  • Punctuating with Parentheses

    Which of these sentences containing parenthetical expressions are punctuated correctly? The convention will be held at the Hilton (Riverside, not Downtown). Although the director had...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 February 2018

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  • Punctuating with Quotation Marks: Part 2

    Elsewhere on this site, we have discussed the proper way to punctuate sentences containing quotation marks. One of our subscribers asked about situations not covered...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 July 2017

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  • When to Use a Comma before And in a Sentence

    Two specific situations call for the use of a comma before “and.” The first is created when we have three or more items in a...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 June 2017

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  • Using a Comma before And in a Series

    Writers frequently wonder whether a comma should go before the conjunction and in a list of three or more items. Despite the fact that not all style...

    Nancy Tuten

    15 March 2017

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  • Using the Colon

    Can you spot errors in the use of the colon in any of the following sentences? Send check or money order to: 221 Barnwell Street,...

    Nancy Tuten

    20 October 2016

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