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This tag is for questions about punctuation. This encompasses marks such as the period/full stop, comma, dash, and parentheses, used to separate structural units and perform other roles that clarify the meaning. USE THE 'SYMBOLS' tag for currency symbols, accents and so forth.

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such a sentence with original punctuation kept (I took it from Wiktionary — an example of usage for word particular in sixth definition): He is very particular about his food and if it isn't cooked …
asked Oct 9 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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In a sentence A homophone has the same pronunciation as another word but differs in meaning and may differ in spelling. is comma before and mandatory or optional? P.S. Perhaps different style …
asked Sep 25 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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I need help with the following sentence that I've encountered on the Wikipedia page titled "Literal and figurative language." His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry... Another exampl …
asked Oct 13 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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I have a question regarding the sentence below. If you say “I hate grammar,” you mean “I have a lot of difficulties with understanding rules how to use words correctly.” Is it direct speech af …
asked Aug 19 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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He looked at the skies fully saturated with blue paint. or He looked at the skies, fully saturated with blue paint. Is "fully saturated with blue paint" here an essential or nonessential el …
asked Aug 8 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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into the air! or some other punctuation. Another example of this type: People everywhere unite (in or for whatever they are being asked to do)! So what is the correct punctuation in such cases? …
asked Jul 28 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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I have a question regarding the sentence below. Before the guards can move to block your path, you hear "Let him speak." Is this direct speech? And do I need a comma after hear? The word hear …
asked Aug 19 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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Can somebody please help me by explaining or providing a reference which explains the punctuation in the following sentences. We prefer no article when we are thinking about unlimited numbers or … structure: X [A and/or B] and/or Y. Second and/or links words (X and Y) that are unrelated to A and B. Will the punctuation rule here be the same for both and and or conjunctions? PS I can't think of a proper title for this question – maybe somebody can edit it. …
asked Aug 6 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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Pikachu strolled along the street blissfully unaware of what lay ahead. or Pikachu strolled along the street blissfully unaware of what lies ahead. I feel like I should use the simple p …
asked Aug 8 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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What punctuation is preferable in the sentence below? Complex sentences have two clauses, one main (or independent) and one subordinate (or dependent). Complex sentences have two clauses …
asked Aug 8 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev
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If you type in Google define anaphora, it gives the following definition (original punctuation and style kept): the use of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier in a sentence, to …
asked Oct 9 '15 by Siegfried Zaytsev