Can someone please help me locate the punctuation rule for gerunds? I am almost certain a comma should be placed before the gerund "claiming" in the sentence below, but I cannot find any grammatical ...
Could you please tell me if I should insert a comma before who in this sentence that I've written? I feel that the "who" is nonrestrictive here since the clause "who hadn't wanted kids" is not ...
So if a book's title is "I love you,Nora Jane"
What does it mean? Does it mean that Nora Jane is saying she loves him or the boy is saying he loves her.What about the ','(comma) that comes. Doesn't ...
Could you please tell me if these three adjectives in this sentence are acting as cumulative or coordinate adjectives?
As far as I know, commas separate coordinate adjectives that belong to the same ...
Why do we omit the comma that comes after a conjunctival adverbs when the adverb is preceded by a coordinating conjunction?
My dog had got provoked./; Therefore, he bit my friend.
My dog had ...
Nanase fetched her bento, her chair(,) and sat across from
Do I need the second comma or not?
I am not sure if this sentence is correct:
The word, from which the Polish, Ukrainian and Czech verbs 'mówić', 'мовити', 'mluvit' descend, means 'to say'.
It is certainly a restrictive clause, but ...
For this section of the course, I have written a blog post centered around the Republican sentiment: the belief that the British monarchy should be abolished and replaced with a democratically elected ...
The strategic control of knowledge is a crucial element in the control of discourse understanding and, therefore, of discourse access and the criti- cal counterpower of oppositional reading and ...
If I want to annotate a word in the middle of a sentence, should I put the asterisk immediately to its right, or at the end of the sentence?
I'd appreciate your help.
None of the doctors could find the cause of the condition, or cure it: they
tried anti-acids, also anxiety drugs in case the problem was my
I'm a little hesitant because the sentence that ...
(1) It is possible to acquire through long experience some appreciation of the point of view of the laboratory scientist, some understanding of his methods, and the way he conceives a problem.
(2) It ...
I ,not he am doing the project.
They, not he are the criminals.
I ,not he, am doing the project.
They, not he, are the criminals.
Nearly 10 percent of readers came from Japan ; and Australia, India and France all contributed a significant readership as well.
Two questions, why did the writer use semicolon before “and”?
Fact-checkers, as the name implies, validate the information in stories written by colleagues. Their duties can include re-crunching arithmetic in search of errant decimals, verifying the spelling of ...
THE SOURCE: New York Times
A section of the wall had been covered in signs. “Happy Father’s Day Chris B.” “Happy Thanksgiving Luchie.” “I Love You Payroll.” “Stay Strong Hubberz. We Got This.” ...
Big stock-market gains are leading a number of investors to abandon defensive positions taken to protect against a market downturn, the latest sign that many doubters are shedding caution as the long ...
I'm confused because I see both versions on Google Books.
"Hey, no eavesdropping next time, you hear?" she half(-)joked, half(-) scolded.
The list below is taken from Barbara Abbott's 'Definiteness and Indefiniteness.' My query is not related to the contents of the paper but it is about the punctuation she uses, about the use of ...
In this sentence from an editorial in Washington Post,
"This outcome was not a given; complacency that it will continue would be dangerous."
How will it change the meaning if I remove semicolon and ...
I've come to learn that when using colons, complete sentences should start with a capital letter. I'll demonstrate this with the following two examples, where the first is an appositive phrase and the ...
source A Game of Thrones
In the end, she wrote four letters. To her mother, the Lady Catelyn Stark, and to her brothers at Winterfell, and to her aunt and her grandfather as well, Lady Lysa Arryn ...
please consider that English is not my first language :D thanks
[...], however, as he is not only holding onto the rope but is tied to it just like his counterpart, the native, [...]
I am wondering when I want to refer to for example, third instance of something, should the rd be superscript or subscript? What about when the exact digit is replaced with a variable like M?
Nick looks over at Pete, "Hey, how are you?"
I've learned that American English use double quotation marks and place periods inside quotation marks while British English use single quotation marks and place periods outside quotation marks.
The sentence is:
These are the same people who make that noise after each sip, “Mmm-ahh”.
Would the period be inside or outside the quotes?
My Mom kinda chuckles and says “Kevin, that’s because you’re using adrenaline to run away from the…creature.”
Should I put punctuation after "says"?
The question is, should the 'should' in this sentence be capitalized?
Also, is the type of that sentence interrogative or declarative or a mix of both?
A man is selling fruits and there are 3 kinds: apple, banana and melon.
In the above sentence ":" is used, but if I do not want to use ":", how should I write a sentence?
I am thinking of
A man ...
I find the commas between coordinate adjectives unnecessary.
For example, the followings seem to be both fine to me.
It’s a bulky, heavy box.
It’s a bulky heavy box.
Is that so?
Where do you place punctuation when quoting a question? Also in general. I’m not sure whether to place the quotation mark before or after the punctuation mark.
-“How can a young man cleanse his ways”?...
I am reading an article here:
When you say the word “me,” you probably feel pretty clear about what that means. It’s one of the things you’re ...
What's the correct option? I find both instances on Google Books, so I'm a little confused.
Mary had black cat-eye shades and dyed blonde/dyed-blonde hair.
Under an advertisement screen (,) stood a Gothic Lolita. On her left(,)
knelt a sweet Lolita.
An ESL teacher told me to remove these commas. But at the same time, they seem ...
Using commas in a lot of languages are indispensable, however in English language frequently commas are absolutely redundant because of word ordering. My native language frequently influences me to ...
This was the first time she played the main character in a film---the movie of her life(,) in this case.
Do I need the comma in this case?
Note: I made a Google search. But ...
Could someone please tell me which of the two phrases is more correct (and why)?:
They fly at speed in, or even above, the clouds.
They fly at speed in, or even above the clouds.
I’m wondering what is the correct punctuation in this sentence:
My place works, unless you would/you’d like to have the meeting at your place.
Which one of the following is best?:
Notice how on the surface he looks like he hasn't stolen anything.
Notice how, on the surface, he looks like he hasn't stolen anything.
As in title.
"Where have you been?" she asked at home.
"We don't know it." he said in that meeting.
The sentence "where are you?" is grammatical.
So, what would be the ...
This question is only about a whitespace between [year] and "BC".
Do you write
He was born in 123BC.
He was born in 123 BC.
What is the preferable punctuation when using equivalently in the middle of a sentence in order to give an equivalent interpretation of something as illustrated below?
It minimizes the power ...
How can I start a sentence with however and hopefully?
(In terms of semantic, grammar and punctuation)
A typhoon is looming. However hopefully, we are leaving the city.
It’s well known that introductory phrases should be followed by commas. Here is an example:
To stay in shape for competition, athletes must exercise every day.
Consider now the following two ...
I’ve been reading a bit about apposition, and all the examples seem to be revolving around noun phrases. I’m wondering if adjectives can also form appositives.
Consider, for instance, the following ...
I was writing a review on Goodreads and a question emerged after these sentences.
When I was just a wee little boy I would finish this book thinking "Wow. Wonderland Rocks." Today I finished this ...
When asking this question, I used three following sentences:
In this manual I've met a sentence:
During my classes, I was told that the double usage of the in structures like A of B is ...
In my language an exclamation point is used at the end of a sentence if it is emotional, an order or if you are asking something of someone.
I am angry! - conveys a strong emotion
The sentence below is from Melville's Moby Dick. The main portion of the sentence--that is to say, the part of the sentence that conveys the main message--is "As I sat there in that now lonely room, I ...