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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  • The Latin Abbreviations i.e. and e.g.

    Which of the following sentences correctly use the Latin abbreviations i.e. and e.g.? The evaluation noted that the employee had frequently exhibited irresponsible behavior (i.e.,...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 November 2017

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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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