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Punctuation and Capitalization

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Are you hooked on commas? Are you possessive about apostrophes? Do you think hyphens look dashing? This category is for questions related to the use of certain marks to separate words into sentences and clauses and capital letters in writing.
Punctuations:1.  Period ( . )2.  Ellipses (...)3.  Comma ( , )4.  Semicolon ( ; )5.  Apostrophe ( ' )6.  Dash ( --- )7.  Hypen ( - )8-9.  Quotation Marks ("   " ) and ( '  ')10.  Italics Example: Can you spell wonder?11.  ...
Yes, a book title is a proper noun, the name of a specific book.
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You always have to spelling always its ok if it skips through you and you do not notice but it doesn't matter
depends. If I put the Quote "you do not have a pig" and the I want  to keep going i would put,"You do not have a pig." but If you don't  want to keep going yo would put the period after the quotation  mark.
yes check-up should be hyphenated
Official ICD-9-CM Coding Conventions  Brackets [ ]: Brackets enclose synonyms, alternative  terminology or explanatory phrases. Example:  482.2 Pneumonia due to Hemophilus influenzae [H.  influenzae]  Alternatively, brackets may also appear beneath a code to  indicate the fifth digits that are...
Sounds like your keyboard has been changed to a different layout.  You can manually insert a / mark - by looking for it in the  Character Map - and use copy/paste to insert where you need it to  be.
It is not usually necessary. You would only do it if the  expression were an extra phrase or a clause. 
that is correct.. (secretaries' offices)
Joe watered the garden; the plants did not grow. You can't have an  "and", as ";" replaces a conjunction. (and)
price quotation refers to the process of determining or fixing the amount of a commodity at which it should be bought by the buyer.
Yes, it should be hyphenated.
Yes, song titles are capitalized. Titles of all kinds of creative  works are capitalized.
sometimes if it is a question.hoped it helped
  CSS is not capable of doing that.   You will need to use an image of some sort.
There are 3 factors that combine to define capitalization. The  first is the total amount of a corporation's stock, the second is  the company's long-term debt, and the third is the company's  retained earnings.
It is optional. Personally i would not, but most people would. This is because most people incorrectly believe that the personal pronoun 'i' must be capitalised at all times. Once again, this is actually optional.
you captialize Sheriff as he/she is a person therefore a noun as is office so is capitalized too.Sheriff's Office-----C.W
Eroteme, interrogation point, interrogation mark, question point,  or query.    Do note that the backwards or mirrored eroteme are different  symbols used to denote sarcasm or irony; known as a percontation  point
It depends how many Jacksons there are. If you are talking the actions of one person called Jackson then the correct form is Jackson's actions, if you are referring to the actions of more than one person called Jackson, then the correct form would be (the) Jacksons' actions.
If you say my grandma then no but if you say "Grandma did this" then yes
Not for the plural rabbits. Apostrophes are almost never correct for forming plurals.The word rabbit's could be properly used in two instances:1) the possessive for a single rabbit -- The rabbit's leg was caught in the cage.2) a contraction, rarely used, for is or has -- That rabbit's a lot of...
no. you can use the word federal with a small capital. if you use Federal as a proper noun, you must use it with a capital  
If it is used as what is termed an "interrupter," you use a comma. If it is joining two clauses, you use a semicolon before it and a comma after it.Interrupter: He would, therefore, appreciate a quick response.Joining clauses: He appreciates quick responses; therefore, I shall endeavour to provide...
Uruguay and Utah begin with a capital letter. Names such as Upton, Urban and Ulrich also begin with a capital letter.
No, in order to meet the qualifications for the job you must first receive you associates degree.
The giraffe the pely and me(meaning the pelican) :D x
There was no punctuation until the fifteenth century.
No. Special subtypes of pronouns (called "possessive pronouns") are used to indicate possession. These pronouns (his, hers, theirs, its, mine, yours, whose, ours) do NOT use apostrophes. This is a frequent mistake for the word "it's". IT'S (with an apostrophe) is a contraction of "it is". The...
The patient was awake, alert and taken to the recover room. Well, having tolerated the procedure
See for yourself: it can be massive; can be tiny (.) how every youpicture it!
It really depends on what format you are typing in. Some say hit the space twice and others say once. For the most part you hit the space bar once because,this would look really weird This one, looks better (referring to the commas)
it wouldn't have one unless it had an s, like Ronald's.
You do not capitalize numeral designations, unless they're part of an official title, like the Third Reich or One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
Yes, one can end a sentence with "no" or "yes", but this is  generally not done in formal writing. Examples: "I will take that  as a no." Note that you can have a sentence that consists of only  the one word "No" or "Yes".
  == Answer ==     Three weeks is no biggie. If it makes you feel better disconect the battery before storage and check the tire pressure and oil level in addition to leaks under the vehicle before driving again. Longer storage will require you to empty the fuel tank and change the oil...
no it is not a proper noun
You do not generally hyphenate the word stepchild, because  it is not a hyphenated word. If the question is where to hyphenate  stepchild if you have to break it across two lines, it is not  difficult to determine this, because the two syllables are actually  separate words: step and child. If...
The festicval will be held on August 19, 2007, in Duluth, Minnesota
Christian is a proper noun so capitalize it.
Depends! (If the sentence starts and ends inside the brackets the punctuation does too.) If the sentence is part in (and part out) the punctuation goes outside the brackets. It is the same with quotation marks (look in a newspaper and you'll see what I mean).
  == Answer ==     Inadequate breathing. If you don't get enough air then your whole body stops. When this happens just stop for a minute, catch your breath(don't stop too long) and get going!
A compound word is "a word composed of two or more words joined with a hyphen or written in solid form, as 'fly-by-night' or 'shoestring'."I guess it all depends on how the word is written; I've seen it written acceptably as "point-blank", "pointblank", AND "point blank"
Normally, you would not use both a question mark and an exclamation  point in the same sentence. If a sentence is interrogative, it is  not an exclamation. An interrogative sentence ends in a question  mark, and an exclamation ends in an exclamation point.
You don't unless you are putting a name or a place.
Examples of capitals that start with N are:   Nairobi, Kenya   Nassau, Bahamas   Naypyidaw, Myanmar   N'Djamena, Chad   New Delhi, India   Niamey, Niger   Nicosia, Cyprus   Nouakchott, Mauritania   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   Nuuk, Greenland
Some capitals of countries that start with N are:    Nairobi, Kenya  Nassau, Bahamas  Naypyidaw, Myanmar  N'Djamena, Chad  New Delhi, India  Niamey, Niger  Nicosia, Cyprus  Nouakchott, Mauritania  Nuku'alofa, Tonga  Nuuk, Greenland  
Yes, all words in a title is capitalized except prepositions, articles and conjunctions.
Yes, commas should always be used where appropriate.   The only distinction of a block format letter is that there are no  indents at the beginning of a paragraph. All content of the letter  is standard.
  States and Capitals   Montgomery AlabamaHelena MontanaJuneau AlaskaLincoln NebraskaPhoenix ArizonaCarson City NevadaLittle Rock ArkansasConcord New HampshireSacramento CaliforniaTrenton New JerseyDenver ColoradoSanta Fe New MexicoHartford ConnecticutAlbany New YorkDover DelawareRaleigh...
-'s shows possession, so it would be used to describe something that belongs, or is peculiar, to Belgium, e.g. Belgium's natural beauty, Belgium's government.
Yes. Since they are proper names, they should be capitalized.
No it should not be italicized. If you are referring to a specific train then it should be capitalized. If the name of the train appears in a title of an article, book etc then it should be italicized in that case.
You will not have a comma directly following another comma, but you  can certainly have several commas in a sentence. One common use for  commas is to separate items in a list. For example, "Katy brought  napkins, paper plates, plastic cups, and plastic utensils to the  picnic."
Not necessarily. There is no word that always requires a comma before it.
Yes it should always be capitalized. :)
Venice has many ruins or canals?
No, except at the beginning of a sentence because it is  not a proper noun.
No. not unless it is a specific English lit. class. So if it was English Lit. 101, then yes capitalize it. Hope I helped you!
A full stop. It's normally mistaken by a dot.
fluctuation, fluctuation, infatuation, self-perpetuation, situation, continuation, devaluation, discontinuation,evaluation, fluctuation, graduation, infatuation, insinuation, menstruation, overvaluation, reevaluation, revaluation,self-perpetuation, situation, undervaluation, valuation
Nope it is not necessary to capitalize the letter "w" in the word "west".
No, except at the beginning of a sentence because it is  not a proper noun.
Unless it means "it is", there is no apostrophe in "its". See related question.
It should be --- How wonderful this news is!
Putting an exclamation point after "thank you" conveys great  enthusiasm in expressing thanks. The exclamation point should goes  at the end of a sentence.
. full stop , comma ; semicolon : colon ! exclamation mark ? question mark -- dash (longer than a hyphen) - hyphen () parentheses {} braces [] brackets ' apostrophe (or inverted comma) " speech marks (or quotation marks, or inverted commas!) ... ellipsis
Yes, they were 65-75
  I'm not sure that it is... but if it is, it is because it is easier to treat smaller subjects in a short story. You don't have to develop the ideas as much, and you can cope with smaller topics. You could do this in a novel as well, but it is harder, and could take more development.
Nested parentheses are sets of parentheses inside sets of  parentheses, where a set of parentheses refers to a left  parenthesis and a right parenthesis. This is an example of nested  parentheses: The mohel (a man who performs a bris (circumcision))  was setting up his equipment on the table.
The correct spelling is parenthesis.
It is capitalized at the beginning of the sentence or when it forms part of the proper noun. Examples:The Pennsylvania SenateMinnesota Senate
In casual writing you might be able to replace a question mark with  a period, especially in dialog to indicate intonation, but usually  the sentence structure of questions is different, so that a period  will not be correct. For example, "Where did you go?" is correct as  a question, but "Where...
Not necessarily. The comma indicates a pause or "change of direction" in the thought. The comma goes before yet when it means "although," and starts a new clause. For example: "I haven't yet seen her" and "I knew her, yet I did not recognize her."
It should be --- Your grandfather was a pediatrician. Your father is a cardiologist. Both of your grandmothers and one of your great grandmothers were nurses.
It is capitalized at the beginning of the sentence or when it forms part of the proper noun.Example:Philippine National Bank
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This is a famous sentence that shows the importance of punctuation.  There is a different meaning depending on how you punctuate it.  This is the alternative interpretation:    A woman: without her, man is nothing.
Not necessarily. There is no English word that requires a comma after it. Most commas go where you pause when speaking. We say Plus or minus twelve is the answer, with no pause. You probably mean it in the sense of additionally or also, however, as in Plus, you get a black eye! If you have to ask,...