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The cars in the lot were: .....bright colours, such as red, .....many models, such as Ford and Toyota, and ......missing parts, such as tires, bumpers, and engines. row of stops represents inset, hard spaces


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I'd use semicolons for this; you can use commas for subdivisions. I'd also change the order a bit, to stick the list at the end. I've used a variety of punctuation marks, which I think gives greater clarity (hope no-one disagrees). The principal constituents of carbonate rocks (the base of the classification model of common carbonate minerals) are ...


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Obey your manual of style, either the one you've selected or the one thrust upon you. The Chicago Manual of Style requires that semicolons separate internally-punctuated lists. For instance, semicolons will serve to distinguish list items from their appositives. Depending on your venue, you might want to consider bullet lists to let vertical whitespace do ...


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You could use commas for the first level, and em-dashes for the second level. Since the second level is composed solely of verbs and the third level is composed of nouns again, you can phrase it like so: The park has bears, deer — which are friendly, like to eat popcorn, marshmallows, and chips, and like to watch visitors — and other animals ...


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If you did not have a list in between, you would want a comma before including and before led. Since there are commas within that middle clause, you need to use a different set of punctuation delimiters. Under the direction of General Manager Rian Wagner, a motivated project team — including Edison Ven, Gary Bon, Justin Bembi, Marco Conch, Leo Bold, ...


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A semicolon where the em-dash is would not be proper. A semicolon sits between two complete sentences that make more sense together. That list by itself is not a complete sentence, and therefore must be attached to a complete sentence. A semicolon does not attach, but merely associates. Also, an incomplete-sentence clause separated from a complete ...


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A list is any set of items that are separated between commas, semicolons, or slashes. "commas, semicolons, or slashes" This is a list, as it separates the three items (can be more) with commas in this case. Whenever you make a list, you must keep the same styling between the items. This is a correct list: "I am going to go skiing, hiking, and ...


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In a list, you enumerate or compile things. On the picture in your post, you can see a list. A checklist is a list of the tasks to do, the things to buy, the people to call, an inventory, etc. You will probably add a check whenever one of the items is done. You could consult a dictionary to find out the difference. (My sources: ...


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Normally, the format of multi-clausal questions is with commas in between, and a question mark only at the end: Is it where my heart is, where my family is, or wherever I feel most at home? You can make each clause a new sentence if the genre is informal (or perhaps for rhetorical effect), if you deem sentence fragments acceptable. But I have to say ...


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If you use the word "or", instead of "and" here, your problem will automatically be solved. There are two scenarios when the reader need to request for a date/time change: The reader may find the date does work him/her, then you need to change both the date and the time for him/her. (In this case, date and time can be viewed as one item, because they are ...


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A rule that works very generally is that when the subject of a sentence refers to more than one individual, use the plural form of the verb -- otherwise, use the singular form. So, for your example, where the subject is "a man, a woman, and a dog", if that refers to 3 individuals, the verb should be "were". If you can imagine being in a world with ...



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