Week 4 - Week IV Assignment 1 Chapter 23 Thesis statement:...

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Week IV Assignment 1 Chapter 23 Thesis statement: The correct use of periods, question marks and exclamation points I. Periods A. End a statement B. End an indirect question C. End a mild command II. Using periods with abbreviations A. Most abbreviations end with a period 1. St. B. Exceptions 1. IL III. Question marks A. Ends a direct question IV. Using question marks in parenthesis A. Only use when a date or number is doubtful 1. He died in 1920 (?) B. Never use to communicate irony or sarcasm V. Exclamation points A. Ends a strong command 1. Firm or direct order a. Look behind you! VI. Overuse of exclamation points A. Communicate intensity with words B. Reserve exclamation points for longer passages Chapter 24 Thesis statement: The correct use of commas I. The role of a comma A. Most frequent punctuation mark II. Frequent uses of commas A. Liking independent clauses 1. Although chicken it cheap, my uncle paid $200 for one B. After introductory elements 1. However, most chickens die young C. With items in series 1. Chickens, dogs, and cats are dangerous animals D. Coordinate adjectives 1. Some chickens have a thin, green head E. Nonrestrictive elements 1. Four years after the first postcard appeared, the U.S. government began to
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issue prestamped postcards. F. No commas with restrictive elements 1. Collectors who attend these shoes may specialize in a particular kind of postcard G. Commas with quoted works 1. One collector told me, "Attending a show is like digging for buried treasure." III. The way commas clarify meaning A. Used although grammatically not needed IV. Avoiding the misuse of a comma A. The most common mistake is overuse B. Avoid misuse of commas with coordinating conjunctions 1. Don't use after coordinating conjunctions that joins two dependant clauses a. Incorrect: The sky was dark gray and, it looked like dusk b. Correct: The sky was dark gray, and it looked like dusk C. Avoid misuse of commas with subordinating conjunctions and prepositions 1. Although, the storm brought winds, it did no damage D. Avoid misuse of commas in a series 1. Don't use after the last item E. Avoid misuse of commas with restrictive elements F. Avoid misuse of commas with quotations Chapter 25 Thesis statement: The correct use of semicolons I. The uses of semicolons A. It indicates a partial separation B. Used only in two situations 1. Replace a period where two sentences are closely related in meaning 2. Between sentence structures that already contain one or more commas II. Using semicolons between independent clauses A. Use a semicolon or a period to communicate a meaning in a better way III. Avoid misusing semicolons A. Don't use a semicolon after an introductory phrase 1. It creates a sentence fragment B. Don't use a semicolon after a dependent clause 1. It creates a sentence fragment C. Don't use a semicolon to introduce a list Chapter 26 Thesis statement : The correct use of colons I. The uses of a colon A. A colon is a full stop that draws attention to the words that follow
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Week 4 - Week IV Assignment 1 Chapter 23 Thesis statement:...

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