Date of publication: 2017-09-01 06:52
Good folks, every one. Each on a path toward fulfilling their writing dreams. Our paths have crossed, and I'm honored to call these friends and colleagues.
For example, you can think of a CD or album as major (big) works that can be divided into smaller parts, or songs. The individual song names (small part) are punctuated with quotation marks.
Q: Does the period after the list item mean that an applicant needs only one item to qualify?
A: Logically speaking, a period at the end of each list-item would indicate the introductory phrase plus ANY (one) list-item makes a complete sentence. The result is an OR statement.
While I understand the general notion of what you have offered, and I agree with it, to suggest such it is the 8775 ONLY 8776 criteria for determining when to use a semicolon is wrong. Oh, and you don 8767 t capitalize the 8775 A 8776 after the semicolon in the sentence you wrote. Also, you used the semicolon incorrectly in your sentence as sayin 8767
Do the phrases 8775 and purposes for 8776 in the first sentence and 8775 and pursuing a career in 8776 in the second sentence need to be enclosed in commas?
Anthony, it is alive and well. As for preferred, that I can 8767 t say. It 8767 s become a style choice. I admit I prefer it, but if a writer doesn 8767 t use it or a publisher 8767 s style sheet calls for removing it, those are legitimate choices. My advice is to be consistent use it all the time or none of the time.
No commas around those words. But I 8767 d also consider dropping the introductory words. That 8767 s definitely a cliche. So... I couldn 8767 t understand how someone who 8767 d drowned in a previous life had no fear of the ocean.
Is this sentence punctuated properly? My concern is the comma before the word trying and the phrase “the last few days”. I’m thinking the commas should be placed around the phrase but it seems awkward when I put them there.
“Yeah, I’ve just had a lot going on the last few days trying to get back into the swing of things.”
Roger, there 8767 s no need for a comma after said. We typically don 8767 t separate, with a comma, two actions performed by the same subject.
In the same thread she later says:
“I know, and I would never disrespect you. That’s why I told him no.”
Again that word 8775 no 8776 haunts me.
8775 One of Shakespeare 8767 s kings. But who asked, 8766 Just how heavy is that ugly crown? 8767 8776 (In the case of a quoted question inside a question, there is only one question mark, and it 8767 s the inner one.)