CATEGORY:Punctuation

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  • Using Commas and Periods with Parentheses

    This site addresses a number of punctuation issues, including punctuating with quotation marks, using the semicolon and colon, and deciding when to use the Oxford...

    Nancy Tuten

    28 August 2019

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  • Using Semicolons

    Semicolons have two functions: First, they are used to separate items in lists when one or more of those items has internal commas.  As such,...

    Nancy Tuten

    3 August 2019

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  • Punctuating with Quotation Marks: Inside or Outside?

    With the possible exception of the Oxford/Harvard/serial comma, very few usage issues elicit responses as passionate as the topic of punctuating with quotation marks. American...

    Nancy Tuten

    25 July 2019

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  • One Space or Two after Periods?

    Do you use one space or two after periods? Many people are surprisingly (even ridiculously) passionate about this issue. The Two-Space Camp Those who favor...

    Nancy Tuten

    12 March 2019

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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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