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Elementary Rules of Usage 1
Terms in this set (11)
Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's
In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each
term except the last.
Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas
Place a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause.
Do not join independent clauses with a comma.
Do not break sentences in two.
Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive,
an amplification, or an illustrative quotation.
Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or interruption and to announce a long appositive
The number of the subject determines the number of the verb
Use the proper case of pronoun.
A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical
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