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Contact Dashes Dashes, like commas, semicolons, colons, ellipses, and parentheses, indicate added emphasis, an interruption, or an abrupt change of thought. Experienced writers know that these marks are not interchangeable. Note how dashes subtly change the tone of the following sentences: You are the friend, the only friend, who offered to help me.
You are the friend—the only friend—who offered to help me. I pay the bills; she has all the fun. I pay the bills—she has all the fun.
I wish you would … oh, never mind. I wish you would—oh, never mind. Words and phrases between dashes are not generally part of the subject. Joe—and his trusty mutt—was always welcome. Dashes replace otherwise mandatory punctuation, such as the commas after Iowa and in the following examples: The man from Ames, Iowa, arrived.
The man—he was from Ames, Iowa—arrived. The May 1,edition of the Ames Sentinel arrived in June. The Ames Sentinel—dated May 1, —arrived in June.
Some writers and publishers prefer spaces around dashes. Joe — and his trusty mutt — was always welcome. Top Five Grammar Blog Posts.This Capitalization rap song will help you remember tips for when to capitalize letters. When you get specific? Capitalize.
First word of a sentence? Capitalize. Months and days? Capitalize. The pronoun “I”? Capitalize. Title before a name? Capitalize. All proper nouns? Capitalize. Click on the words in the sentence below that need to be capitalized. (Note: There may be more than one word.) Then click Check to see if you are correct.; Click Next to go to the next sentence.; Capitalization .
Proofreading Exercise #1. PerpetualDiscounts now yield %, equivalent to % interest at the standard equivalency factor of x. Long corporates now yield about %, so the pre-tax interest-equivalent spread (in this context, the “Seniority Spread”) is now about bp, a slight (and perhaps spurious) narrowing from the bp reported November 7.
Before beginning an exercise program, a person should always A. have a medical exam to make sure it's safe to begin exercising. B. attempt to run one mile to test his or her fitness level.
C. establish his or her maximum workout limit through one intense workout.
Subject and Verb Agreement Quiz 1 from The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation. CAPITALIZATION RULES. Capitalize 1. the first word of a sentence. EXAMPLE 2. proper nouns. names of relatives (to indicate family relationship) when used with name. Commercial Real Estate Leasing Definitions We hope you find this glossary of terms helpful.
D. consult with friends to see what workout works for them and then copy their workout . Students find mistakes in capitalization, compound words, possessive nouns, and spelling.