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)

Discussion Forum

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 Janiece Young on May 21, 2015 at 7:49

Thanks, Kyung and Victoria.

Comment by Kyung on May 19, 2015 at 20:34

I wouldn't put anything between would be and they.

Comment by Tori Schafer on May 19, 2015 at 17:39

I like dashes, too.  I think it looks great like that, Kyung.

As far as the other one, Janiece, I personally like the colon for those.  Some people don't like them.  I'd guess that Ms. Wakeman Wells would say the sentence can be written without any punctuation between "would" and "be."

Comment by Kyung on May 19, 2015 at 14:31

I like dahses.

And for every one of those defendants that I've identified, all those various categories -- insured, uninsured, under a reservation to later deny or fully indemnify -- you owe those defendants the exact same duty; isn't that correct?

Comment by Janiece Young on May 19, 2015 at 13:55

How about this one?


Q. And for every one of those defendants that I've identified, all those various categories: insured, uninsured, under a reservation to later deny or fully indemnify, you owe those defendants the exact same duty; isn't that correct?

Comment by Janiece Young on May 19, 2015 at 13:52

Is this punctuated correctly? My question is mainly "would be: They reserve," do I need a colon at that spot? I'm not sure how to handle.
TIA

Q. Is that -- another way to say that would be: They reserve the right to later deny indemnity for -- to that insured; would that be true?

Comment by Tori Schafer on April 25, 2015 at 12:53

You got it!

Don't work too much.  Take some time to enjoy your weekend. :)

Comment by Janiece Young on April 25, 2015 at 12:43

Thanks, Victoria! :-)

Comment by Tori Schafer on April 25, 2015 at 12:40

Perfect as is.

Comment by Janiece Young on April 25, 2015 at 10:54

What is the correct way to punctuate this? My real question is after the quote starting with "and then". TIA 
He used his head to point toward the pictures that were in Detective Strong's folder and said, "Is that the reason you're here?" and then began to make comments about the female wanting to be hit.

 

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