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Forum: Punctuation

Discuss the proper use of punctuation marks.

  1. Capitiization Question

    Hello, Is grandmother and/or grandma a title? For instance, is the capitilization in this sentence correct: My Grandmother was a lovely woman....

    Started by mml, 06-29-2010 07:00 AM
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  2. Dialogue

    Okay, I'm new here :) But I've been writing and reviewing stories for some time and one Thing that I always see when reading someone's work is this:...

    Started by Matt9537, 02-22-2009 01:04 PM
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    06-13-2010 04:08 PM Go to last post
  3. Comma Crazy

    I'm confident that I rarely leave out a comma when needed. My problem is that I think I add too many. Even if excited use of commas is correct when I...

    Started by Tyree, 08-06-2008 11:51 PM
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    03-16-2010 03:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Hasn't, doesn't.

    Sorry but I do not know what the title should be called? Have I written the 2 words correctly? Hasn't equates to 'has not', doesn't equates to...

    Started by essentuki, 02-13-2009 02:18 PM
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    04-18-2009 01:29 PM Go to last post
  5. Smile Confused with hyphens and unhyphenated words

    can somebody please tell me the difference of "followup" "follow-up" and "follow up" used in sentences E.g. "Follow-up neurological evaluation."...

    Started by lasermeat, 02-02-2009 03:52 AM
    confused, followup, hyphens, sentences
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    02-13-2009 03:41 PM Go to last post
  6. Missing letters/slang

    :confused:If I want to write the word "nothing" in cockney English; I guess I would have to write it like it sounds: "nofin" or "nufin". In cockney...

    Started by Rio, 11-23-2008 09:30 AM
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    01-16-2009 01:42 AM Go to last post
  7. Please Help with hyphens and figures!!

    I am having trouble writing this sentence. Can anyone help me figure this out? I am in need of the answer within the next two hours. Thanks,...

    Started by troospace, 10-28-2008 09:10 PM
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  8. Question Comma and Semi-colon

    Hi All.... I read about the usage of colons and semi-colons... Can somebody tell me the usage of semi-colons and commas.... I feel they're very...

    Started by shravi7838, 06-04-2008 01:15 PM
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    07-26-2008 08:49 PM Go to last post
  9. How is time written in a novel?

    In the AP Stylebook, it says time should use numbers: 1 p.m., 10 o'clock, et. In novels, I have seen one to nine written out: seven p.m., nine...

    Started by dancer, 06-17-2008 05:06 PM
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    06-18-2008 10:24 AM Go to last post
  10. Smile Apostrophes in contractions in FRONT of a word

    Which is correct? I cannot give an example because the apostrophes are vertical in this software. So, I will explain. In contractions, such as...

    Started by celiayeary@yahoo.com, 06-01-2008 09:01 PM
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    06-05-2008 12:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Breaking Wind

    I wonder which preposition fits the word. Breaking wind ___ her direction. Edit: Oh by the way, she didn't, but other did.

    Started by QuillingQuillQuiller, 05-17-2008 05:58 AM
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    05-29-2008 01:46 AM Go to last post
  12. indirect questions

    Would the following question take a question mark and if so, where? Why would I not want to be a doctor like I planned to be, my mother wanted to...

    Started by kobrien, 05-08-2008 04:43 PM
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    05-17-2008 03:35 AM Go to last post
  13. Cool Hyphen or not

    If I want to write that a player double jumped two rating positions because he won more matches than anyone... Should I use a hyphen in...

    Started by Rio, 05-01-2008 08:53 PM
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    05-09-2008 02:22 AM Go to last post
  14. BBC Writing Style Guidelines

    If you are looking for a style guide, check out this PDF from BBC. It touches on most punctuation issues, as well as some typography. Also, if you...

    Started by DanielScocco, 04-21-2008 10:16 PM
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    04-22-2008 04:25 PM Go to last post

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