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AP punctuation - AP punctuation Came from Ancient Greece...

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AP punctuation Came from Ancient Greece and Rome Rome =? And “ ” Denmark = - dash The period - at the end of declarative sentences, in abbreviate, as in a decimal - the period is usually omitted ager a letter or letters used as a name: IBM GM A said to B - the ending period usually appears after closing parentheses - the ending period appears before ending quotation marks Question mark - At the end of a direct question - Do not use at the end of an indirect question - Do not use at the end of a theoretical question o Why don’t we go o Isn’t that something - A question mark inside parentheses expresses doubt o The measurements were made in 1939 (?) in Salem Whether the question mark appears inside or outside closing quotation makes depends on whether the question mark belongs to the entire statement or only to a word or words set off at the end of the sentence: Isn’t your response based on the document titled “Graduate Program Plan”? The dean then asked, “Is your response based on the document that details plans for the new graduate program?” Colon - In clock time (8:15 a.m.) and in legal citations (Virgnia Code 13:260) - To introduce listings. o Funds allotted were: $174,999 for consulting, $50,000 for drafting and $900 for construction - Before an explanation of that which precedes it o The president has two choices: higher taxes or more debt - To separate long introductions from a direct quotation
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Semicolon - To separate compounds sentences that have no coordinating conjunction o The parking lot is new; it should last another 20 years - To link three or more complete sentences in a series
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