Dear Reverend Father
I saw a letter today that started "Dear Honored Guest:". Besides the capitalization...
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To Err Is Human...
"To err is human, to be mauled by Spyware is, criminal". I came across this phrase...
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"Yet" As "However"
I work with some wonderful copy editors. Yet I want to encourage them to stop doing...
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Compound, Complex Sentences And Commas
Hi, I have asked similar questions here before, so please forgive me while I wrestle...
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Weak Interruptions - Trask Et. Al.
L. Trask and others make use of the words `weak interruption' to define when bracketing...
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Two Qestions About Clauses?
There are a series of conflicts that run throughout this story, the most important...
Dear John And Hello John - Letter Opening
When you write a letter, the salutation might go Dear John, How are you etc. But...
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Dash Followed By Comma (-,)
A question on punctuation: (1) Sometimes, I write sentences which require a comma...
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Rephrase Of The Following Text
Hi, I have some text which is a tip for a text field directly above it on a web page...
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The Participle As An Adverbial Cause?
Hi teachers, I have excerpted an example using "participle clause" from a grammar...
Two Commas Or One Comma For Parenthetical...
Hi. Would you place a comma after the conjunction for parenthetical elements ( I...
Coordinating Conjunction And A Comma/Semicolon...
Hi. How would you punctuate this? The other party seems to be ready to sign the...
Subordinating Conjunction With A Comma...
Both otherwise and whereas are subordinating conjunctions. I ran home otherwise...
Comma Before But/And In THAT Sentence...
Hi, I am confused. Which of the sentences are correct? He stated that the building...
Comma After Thanks?
Hello Which punctuation is correct? "Thanks, Scarlett." or "Thanks Scarlett...
Consistency
Hi, Could you help me please? Is this sentence right? "I will include more practices...
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"Such As" Versus "Like" Versus ..?
I'd like to get some comments from the esteemed experts here about proper usage of...
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A Comma Or No Comma?
Hi. In the Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary, it has this definition...
Is It Wrong To Join Two Independent Clauses...
Hi all, Can I simply join two independent clauses using a comma?Please explain...
Gerund!?
hi, hi everyone, i am confused about the gerunds verb of paragraphs two and three...