WRIT 140 Elements of Style Presentation Notes

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Possessive singular with nouns. – Add an apostrophe s after the consonant. Stacie’s food Exceptions - Ancient greek names that end in “es” or “is” – Hercules’ (but usually changed to the strength of Hercules instead of Hercules’ strength) - for goodness’ sake, for righteousness’ sake - pronominal possessives: hers, its, theirs 2. In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last. Abortion, gay marriage, and immigration Exceptions Company names: Robb, Stucky and Bob. Etc is always preceded by a comma, even if there’s only one term in front of it. 3. Enclose parenthetical expressions between commas. The best way to finish an assignment, unless you want to stay up all night, is to plan ahead. If interruption to flow of sentence is slight, writer may omit the commas. But if there is a slight or considerable interruption, you can never omit the comma. Non restrictive clauses: Set off by commas.
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2009 for the course WRIT 140 taught by Professor Alvandi during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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