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Colons and Semicolons

April 22nd, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

With the various types of punctuation, there should be some hard and fast rules for their usage, right? Well, there are. For example: the colon always goes on the outside of the quotation marks, unless it is part of the quoted text. Example: I like the theme from “The Sun”: Love thy neighbor. The semicolon […]

Subject vs. Object Pronouns

March 25th, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

A pronoun allows the writer to make a reference to something without using the name each time. Pronouns replace one or more nouns in a sentence. For example, instead of using the nouns Amy, the bookcase, apples, or my friends and I, you could use the pronouns she, it, they, and we. Using one word […]

Comma Splices

January 28th, 2021 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

A comma splice occurs when two main clauses are linked by only a comma. Example: It was raining hard, I decided to stay at home. Comma splices can be corrected by (1) replacing the comma with a period, (2) replacing the comma with a semicolon, or (3) inserting a coordinating conjunction immediately after the comma. […]

Question Marks and Quotation Marks

November 26th, 2020 in Grammar by April Michelle Davis. Read More » 0

Some marks of punctuation depend on the context of the words as to whether they will go inside or outside the quotation marks. The question mark is one such punctuation mark. When what is in the quotation marks is a question, the question mark will go inside the quotation marks. When the entire sentence is […]


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