Comma conundrums & other punctuation perplexities

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Comma conundrums & other punctuation perplexities

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PUNCTUATION DISCUSSIONS:

Below are permanent links to some major discussions on punctuation. If you don't find a discussion that applies to your question, start your own.

APOSTROPHES
CAPITALIZATION
COLONS
COMMAS
"GRAMMAR GIRL - QUICK & DIRTY TIPS"
HEIGHT
HYPHENS
INTERRUPTIONS
NUMBERS
OBJECTIONS
PARAGRAPHING
QUOTATION MARKS
SEMICOLONS
WEB SITES (rules)

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Punctuation with objections 5 Replies

Started by Jennifer L. Terreri. Last reply by Jennifer L. Terreri May 23, 2017.

Commas 11 Replies

Started by Marla Sharp. Last reply by Chris Jan 21, 2017.

Writing out shortened/abbreviated numbers 2 Replies

Started by gemini35. Last reply by gemini35 Mar 17, 2016.

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Comment by Christine Kirley on January 17, 2009 at 6:33
Marla and Kathy, thanks so much for the suggestions on the short strokes with punctuation for right, correct, etc. Those are great!
Comment by kathy - iamwrdsmth on January 16, 2009 at 10:57
I write SW-EBGT for ; correct
SW-AOEU T = ; right

i write semi colon as = SW-RBGS

kathy
Comment by Anthony D. Frisolone on January 15, 2009 at 18:56
Here's a link to The Blue Book of English Grammar website. Has cool quizzes and stuff. http://www.grammarbook.com/default.asp
Comment by Marla Sharp on January 15, 2009 at 17:47
Christine Kirley, I do K-RBGS and R-RBGS for ", correct" and ", right". If you use the -RBGS with letter for one of your alphabets, just throw an asterisk in. I do the same thing with ", like," L-RBGS and ", well," WHR-RBGS.
Comment by Anthony D. Frisolone on January 15, 2009 at 17:43
Hey, Marla, thanks for the invite. This awesome.
Comment by Jeannie Wright on January 13, 2009 at 10:12
Marla, this is a terrific idea - I am always struggling with commas! I put too many in - just like my attorney friends, I hold the old rule "if you take a breath, you need a comma" and I need to break the habit! Thanks!
Comment by Christine Kirley on January 12, 2009 at 22:14
Well, I'm wanting to weigh in on the comma vs. semi-colon before right, correct, true, etc. I, too, use a comma. (Like how I got ",too,"
in there?) Some habits die hard. Hey, Tami, could it be our old Chaffey College instruction?

I'm all for keeping current with the latest/greatest trends, but this one's tough cuz it also involves how I write it on the job. It's a habit to stroke the comma and then the "right," "correct," or "true." Maybe I just need a one-stroke for "comma correct." Anyone?
Comment by kathy - iamwrdsmth on January 12, 2009 at 15:15
and as for "too" I agree with you, Tami. I like the comma in front
of it also. and Ms. Wells says that was never a correct punctuation,
it just sort of evolved.

i'm keeping my comma in front of too, too!!
Comment by Brenda Rogers on January 12, 2009 at 13:35
I appreciate seeing it, Kathy. Just popping in with a different point of view.
Comment by kathy - iamwrdsmth on January 12, 2009 at 13:31
you are right, Ms. Wells showed us many things that were right
in line with what I was taught in school and it made a lot of sense
to me.

I do understand that everyone has an opinion, and my English teacher
did always tell us that punctuation is subjective.
I'm sorry if I sounded like the FINAL word on this. I was just sharing from Saturday's class.
kathy
 

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