Tag: punctuation

54 "[I]t literally scared her to death" - Why is "I" in brackets? 2016-03-30T13:31:53.583

32 Does the question mark mean this is a question? 2013-02-04T16:28:50.787

25 Is "hello" followed by "!" or "."? 2016-05-09T17:51:59.227

15 Should I use diacritical marks? 2013-01-31T12:33:47.087

15 Capitalization of first letter after a dash 2013-04-26T12:39:56.020

13 How serious is the comma rule between coordinate adjectives? 2017-12-08T10:56:25.853

11 Should period (full stop) be inside or outside brackets? 2013-02-08T10:58:12.840

11 Should I always use a comma before a quote? 2013-07-20T12:24:27.830

10 No need for a question mark here? 2015-07-27T09:10:07.390

9 Does adding a comma before "or" change the meaning of a phrase? 2013-02-27T14:34:27.550

9 Should there be a space before punctuation? 2013-04-02T17:35:48.737

9 Interpretation of an integrated relative in "my brother who doesn't [live in New York]" in context 2018-06-02T17:55:05.473

8 Using quotation marks in direct speech 2013-01-28T15:58:59.323

8 Is it OK to put a "?" after embedded questions? 2014-12-06T06:12:20.787

8 Is "Hello." a sentence? 2015-02-27T09:22:23.977

8 Using ('s) for "is" 2015-05-11T08:19:54.153

8 Comma after "that is" 2015-12-06T18:40:34.567

8 Should a suspended hyphen be used for '10-to 15-year-olds'? 2016-11-03T13:27:21.193

8 Can I place a comma after a conjunction beginning the sentence? 2017-05-14T14:09:34.453

7 Where are the periods in acronyms? 2015-11-26T04:57:07.390

7 Using "or" or "nor" with three options 2015-12-14T18:41:40.270

7 Why are commas instead of periods used in this sentence from the Economist? 2017-03-13T13:33:06.660

6 Is it ok to use guillemets for quotations? 2013-02-06T06:07:53.707

6 If a comma were to be put before "when", does it change the meaning? 2013-02-17T02:03:33.443

6 Is it okay to write "gale force" without the hyphen? 2013-02-21T23:57:56.023

6 Why is there a hyphen in ‘to-night’? 2013-03-03T06:09:46.380

6 Should there be a comma in "In this talk, I will …"? 2015-06-30T09:55:04.357

6 Is it wrong to put exclamation mark (!) after 'Thanks'? 2015-09-22T03:07:12.343

5 Which is right in this sentence: semicolon or colon? 2013-02-11T09:47:58.863

5 Punctuation in sarcastic question with suggested answer? 2014-05-04T05:26:23.927

5 "The Collins French Gem Grammar" and "Collins French Gem Grammar" -- why use an article? 2015-02-25T01:59:08.373

5 Do I need a comma before "perhaps" in the following case? 2015-03-12T05:22:29.280

5 Is it correct to use a hyphen in 'arbitrary-typed data'? 2015-05-08T12:42:24.420

5 Do I need a comma before "and" in the following sentence? 2015-07-11T04:13:35.207

5 Comma splice with short imperative clauses 2015-07-31T08:34:17.983

5 Why sometimes it is correct not to put a comma after an if-clause? 2019-01-12T11:49:02.097

5 He is picky about food(,) so he only eats what he likes 2019-04-15T05:49:50.690

5 How do I quote a word that ends with a possessive apostrophe? 2020-05-09T08:38:30.950

4 Can a colon be regarded as a junction for complex sentences? 2013-02-12T03:02:23.633

4 Why is the apostrophe put before Atta boy? 2013-03-01T11:23:59.050

4 Is the question mark needed at the end of indirect questions? 2013-03-03T13:51:03.003

4 Listing alternatives in a question 2013-03-17T20:02:51.563

4 Is a dash acceptable in the context of this sentence? 2013-04-27T00:07:06.353

4 Can I use quotation marks to mean a word is used euphemistically? 2013-07-16T14:56:20.513

4 Why is there a hyphen before this word? 2013-08-01T02:34:48.007

4 Is "pre-Industrial-Revolution" spelled and hypenated correctly? 2013-08-29T15:33:58.183

4 Comma and semicolon 2014-04-24T15:03:29.773

4 Beginning quotes with square brackets 2014-05-02T15:55:54.877

4 "Life changes; memories don't." A comma would be better? 2014-05-24T22:57:13.660

4 Appropriate use of commas 2014-06-27T07:12:24.410

4 When does an exclamation mark come midway in a sentence? 2015-02-26T05:39:57.993

4 "Message/letter was read?" - Sentence help! 2015-03-24T15:53:06.000

4 Why is there a comma before "my friends" in this sentence? 2015-05-17T02:55:22.970

4 What is the subject? And where to put comma(s)? 2015-07-03T00:01:13.523

4 Are single quotation marks only valid within a quotation? 2015-08-14T19:57:59.797

4 When does a comma precede "because"? 2015-10-02T11:15:58.663

4 How do we punctuate an abbreviation followed by a colon? 2015-10-18T07:14:27.923

4 Should there be a semicolon before "and" in this sentence? 2015-11-01T04:15:09.130

4 You lied to me, and you cheated on me, and you offended me 2016-01-18T11:40:23.213

4 Do periods and question marks come inside the quotation mark, or outside? 2016-01-26T13:46:36.357

4 Should I hyphenate in this expression? 2016-03-17T22:31:00.577

4 Punctuation when there is a list in the sentence 2016-05-07T10:48:08.220

4 Is it correct to put "the" at the end of a title, after a comma? 2016-05-20T18:20:10.880

4 Using a comma with "or" 2016-07-15T16:32:05.220

4 Can the comma be used to create a pause in a (long) sentence? 2016-07-19T10:28:32.850

4 Punctuation in direct speech (?) when you're not quoting anyone 2017-06-25T21:15:12.343

4 threw me in a cage like an animal 2018-06-13T04:57:54.443

4 Can I use a comma between "so «adjective»" and "that «clause»"? 2018-09-06T09:17:00.707

3 'I, too, am waiting ...' and 'I, also, am waiting ...' 2013-09-25T17:57:51.590

3 Sentence Structure With "So" 2014-05-24T02:53:54.843

3 Use of Comma And Structure 2014-05-31T10:40:22.963

3 Should I add a comma before which? 2014-10-07T15:07:02.683

3 How is this containing 'all the while' a fused sentence? 2014-10-12T06:22:14.103

3 Should a subordinate clause be separated if it interrupts main clause? 2015-01-14T10:13:25.090

3 Comma after 'I think', 'I hope' 2015-01-20T18:03:44.510

3 Are double parenthesis orthographically correct? 2015-06-06T12:47:01.383

3 Where do I punctuate in this? 2015-06-18T00:54:33.383

3 Using of "therefore" in one sentence 2015-09-03T17:37:34.237

3 Apostrophe Usage Around Words? 2015-10-19T00:13:42.253

3 Is the use of the serial comma to set off independent clauses always incorrect? 2015-10-25T06:13:42.440

3 To Laugh Often and Much 2015-10-28T21:09:37.603

3 Comma before the word "who"? 2015-11-30T18:18:48.863

3 Should I pause before "that" or after "that"? 2015-12-16T07:03:43.233

3 Where to put punctuation - "The happiest people are those who are too busy to notice whether they are or not.”? 2016-01-04T07:07:23.833

3 Using a comma before a tag question. 2016-02-12T11:45:47.857

3 Haruki Murakami, Phrases, Em-Dash Use? 2016-02-15T01:33:42.963

3 Using three em-dashes in a row 2016-03-23T12:27:04.813

3 Why does the book say there is an error in 'Conventionally speaking'? 2016-03-31T15:51:30.850

3 Can you explain the structure of the following sentence? 2016-05-30T06:29:07.380

3 Parentheses or comma in this sentence 2016-06-13T15:40:03.917

3 Meaning of "Radio your way" 2016-06-30T13:51:02.110

3 Comma before "people, which do this and this" 2016-08-27T10:18:42.377

3 Is "To write. That is what I have always wanted to do." proper? 2016-08-29T19:12:05.413

3 Comma after an expression containing 'since' 2016-09-07T19:38:21.307

3 Single quotes/italics — what quotation should I use to express thought? 2016-09-21T01:09:01.350

3 Various Cases of Using Apostrophe 2016-12-13T23:04:05.613

3 I don't understand punctuation inside quotes 2017-01-06T11:19:48.907

3 What is this use of the dash? 2017-01-18T05:05:14.727

3 Where do we put the apostrophe in this phrase: the 90s burgers? 2017-02-12T16:33:08.417