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What type of punctuation should you use to set off incomplete ideas?
What type of punctation do you use for two independent clauses?
for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so
What type of puncutation has a longer pause than a comma and a shorter pause than a period?
Which two types of punctuations are used for complete ideas?
Semicolons and Colons
Which types of punctuation are used for a dramatic pause?
Colon or Dash
Which type of punctuation is used to introduce a definition into a sentence?
Which type of punctuation is used to add elaborating phrases into a sentence?
Which type of punctuation is used to introduce a list?
Which type of punctuation is used to introduce a quotation into a sentence?
Which types of punctuation is used to add an example/explanation?
Colon or Dash
What type of phrase do you need before a colon?
You need an independent clause.
What type of punctuation do you need after such as?
Which type of punctuation do you use to set off emphatic phrases?
What type of phrase do you need before a dash?
Modifies the noun, "cookies": that clause is necessary to the sentence Ex: The cookies that I made were put in the refrigerator by Dr. Jones.
Modifies noun, "Bobert" is set apart from sentence by commas which are not important to the meaning of sentence Ex: Bobert, who is nice but a short guy, would like to take Tonie out sometime.
How do you set off non-essential clauses?
2 dashes, 2 commas, 2 parenthesis in between sentences
Possessive pronouns (and their main rule)
Pronouns that attribute ownership. i.e. mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs.
These pronouns never use apostrophes.
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