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Other Punctuation Marks. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B John Langan. Other Punctuation Marks. COLON(:) There are several uses of the colon. Telling time 2:30 Biblical references John 11:35. Colon (:).

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Other punctuation marks

Other Punctuation Marks

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form BJohn Langan


Other punctuation marks1

Other Punctuation Marks

  • COLON(:)

    • There are several uses of the colon.

    • Telling time 2:30

    • Biblical references John 11:35


Colon

Colon (:)

  • The colon is often a mark of introduction. Use the colon at the end of a COMPLETE statement to do the following:

    1. Introduce a list which explains the complete statement.

    EXAMPLE:The music store sells a wide variety of items: compact discs, cassettes, and clothes.


Colon1

Colon (:)

2. Introduce a long quotation.

EXAMPLE:The policy is stated on the door: All our merchandise is considered valuable. Those who enter this store are responsible for their behavior. This includes children, who must be supervised. If any customer damages any merchandise, he must pay for it.


Semicolon

SEMICOLON (;)

  • Thesemicolonis used to join two complete thoughts that are so closely connected that you want to write them as one sentence.

    Marty was not a cashier; he was a sales associate.


Hyphen

HYPHEN (-)

There are two uses for the hyphen.

1 . With two or more words that act as a single unit describing a noun.

The one-of-a-kind Christmas wreaths were very expensive.

2. To divide a word at the end of a line of writing or typing.

The salespersons attended training sessions to in-sure that even when customers are antagonistic, the staff responds politely.


Parenthesis

PARENTHESIS ( )

  • Use parentheses to set off extra or incidental information from the rest of a sentence.

    In modern malls the food court (once a simple soda fountain) has become a meeting place for friends.

  • NOTE:Sometimes parentheses enclose letters or numbers that signal items in a series.

  • SPECIAL NOTE:DO NOT USE PARENTHESES TOO OFTEN. They can make you sound uncertain or hesitant.


Punctuation review

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary. (Click to see the answer.)

Americans debate whether the citizens could accept a woman as president yet women have ruled numerous countries throughout history.

Answer: Americans debate whether

the citizens could accept a

woman as president,

yet women have ruled

numerous countries

throughout history.


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Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Cleopatra 69-30 BC was the queen of Egypt from 51-30 BC.

Answer:Cleopatra(69-30 BC)

was a celebrated queen of Egypt.


Punctuation review2

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

When Octavian later known as the Roman Emperor Augustus declared war against Cleopatra and Mark Anthony the queen insisted on taking part in the military campaign.

Answer: When Octavian(later

known as the Roman Emperor

Augustus) declared war against Cleopatra

and Mark Anthony,the queen

insisted on taking part

in the military campaign.


Punctuation review3

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Mark Anthony who was deceived by a false report of the death of Cleopatra could not face life without her and committed suicide.

Answer:-Personal preference -- either comma,

parentheses, or even dashes. One good solution:

Mark Anthony,who was deceived by a false report of the death of

Cleopatra, could not face life without her and committed suicide.

Note:There is no comma before the “and” because

there are not two complete sentences.


Punctuation review4

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Catherine the Great was not the first empress of Russia named Catherine she was the second of that name.

Answer: Catherine the Great

was not the first empress of

Russia named Catherine;

she was the second of that name.


Punctuation review5

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Catherine the Great established new institutions in Russia the first Russian school for girls a medical college and health care for her subjects.

Answer : Catherine the Great

established new institutions in Russia:

the first Russian school for girls,

a medical college, and

health care for her subjects.


Punctuation review6

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

People believe that Marie Antoinette said Let them eat cake.

Answer : People believe that Marie Antoinette

said,“Let them eat cake.”


Punctuation review7

Punctuation Review

Answer : , comma/ “open quote /

” closed quote

Insert punctuation where necessary.

  • Kerry replied When the Habsburg family reigned in Europe, one very successful ruler was a woman. What was her name?

    Kerry replied___ ___When the Habsburg family reigned in Europe, one very successful ruler was a woman. What was her name?___


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Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Kerry replied When the Habsburg family reigned in Europe, one very successful ruler was a woman. What was her name?

Answer: Kerry replied, “When the Habsburg

family reigned in Europe, one very successful

ruler was a woman. What was her name?”


Punctuation review9

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

I always get confused Bernie said about Mary Queen of Scots.

Answer: “I always get confused,”Bernie said,

“about Mary Queen of Scots.”


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Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

  • Pocahontas was an influential character in American history our own princess.

    Pocahontas was an influential character in American history___ our own princess.

Answer : - dash


Punctuation review11

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

Pocahontas was an influential character in American history our own princess.

Answer: Pocahontas was an

influential character in American

history – our own princess.


Punctuation review12

Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

We believe that the make it happen thinking of American pioneer women helped make this country great.

Answer: We believe that the

make-it-happen thinking of

American pioneer women

helped make this country great.


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Punctuation Review

Insert punctuation where necessary.

My uncle confided to us I often think of the poem On A Political Prisoner by Yeats when conflicts arise.

Answer: My uncle confided to us,

“I often think of the poem

‘On A Political Prisoner’ by

Yeats when conflicts arise.”


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