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The question, "What is language?" can have several different answers, and all of them may be acceptable. For our present purpose, however, let us look at language as: skill, tool, form, and function.

Please check the punctuations in the passage.

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The question, "What is language?" can have several different answers, and all of them may be acceptable. For our present purpose, however, let us look at language as: skill, tool, form, and function.

The question, "What is language?", can have several different answers, and all of them may be acceptable.

The question of "What is language?" can have several different answers, and all of them may be acceptable.


Please check the punctuations punctuation in the passage.


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. . . let us look at language as skill, tool, form, and function. Do not use a colon here as the list does not follow a complete sentence.

. . . let us look at language as the following: skill, tool, form, and function. A colon is fine here. The list follows (ie expands on) a complete sentence.

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The question of "What is language?" can have several different answers, and all of them may be acceptable. For our present purpose, however, let us look at language as: skill, tool, form, and function.

Clive

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anonymousThe question, "What is language?"

I'd remove the comma.

anonymouslook at language as: skill,

I'd remove the colon.

anonymouslet us look at language as: skill, tool, form, and function.

This doesn't come under the topic of punctuation, but this clause should be rephrased. It's not clear, for example, what it would mean to look as language "as tool" rather than "as a tool".

CJ