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Unformatted text preview: logic. Other punctuation marks question marks, exclamation marks, semicolons, and colons go where logic would dictate. Thus, we might see the following sentences in a paper about Robert Frost: The first two lines of this stanza, "My little horse must think it queer / To stop without a farmhouse near," remind us of a nursery rhyme. (Note, also, the slash mark / (with a space on either side) to denote the poem's line-break.) But observe the placement of this semicolon: There is a hint of the nursery rhyme in the line "My little horse must think it queer" ; however, the poem then quickly turns darkly serious. Pay close attention to the placement of commas and periods in the use of citations. For further help with the use of quotation marks, see the appropriate section in the Guide to Grammar and Writing and our English faculty's Suggestions for Writing Papers for Literature Courses ....
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