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Abbreviations about City
Abbreviations for a proper noun begin with a capital letter and end with a period.
Abbreviations about Shopping
Abbreviations for a proper noun begin with a capital letter and end with a period.
Capitalization 1: Proper Nouns
On Question 4:
Capitalization 2: Family Relations
When a familial relation is used in place of a name it must be capitalized. When the word refers to the general relation it is not capitalized.
Capitalization 3: Titles
Capitalize the first word and all important words in titles.
Commas after Introductory Clauses about National Parks
Introductory clauses should be set off with a comma.
Commas after Introductory Clauses about Neighborhood
Introductory clauses should be set off with a comma.
Commas after Introductory Clauses about Shopping
Introductory clauses should be set off with a comma.
Commas after Introductory Clauses about Vacation
Introductory clauses should be set off with a comma.
Commas after Introductory Words or Phrases about American History
Words or phrases that begin a sentence and are not grammatically attached to the rest of the sentence should be set off by a comma.
Commas after Introductory Words or Phrases about Holidays
Words or phrases that begin a sentence and are not grammatically attached to the rest of the sentence should be set off by a comma.
Commas after Introductory Words or Phrases about Neighborhood
Words or phrases that begin a sentence and are not grammatically attached to the rest of the sentence should be set off by a comma.
Commas after Introductory Words or Phrases about Shopping
Words or phrases that begin a sentence and are not grammatically attached to the rest of the sentence should be set off by a comma.
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Holidays
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Holidays
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Shopping
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Shopping
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Vacation
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about Vacation
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Compound Sentence about World Holidays
To separate independent clauses in a compound sentence, we use a comma followed by a conjunction.   For a clause to be independent, it must have a subject and a verb and express a complete thought.   Note:
Commas in a Series about American History
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about City
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about Holidays
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about National Parks
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about Neighborhood
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about Shopping
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas in a Series about Vacation
Use a comma to separate three or more items in a series.   A series can be made up of words, phrases, or clauses.   A conjunction goes between the last two items of the series.
Commas to Set Off Added Information about National Parks
Words, phrases, or clauses that modify a noun but are not essential to the meaning of a sentence should be set off by commas.   Do not use commas with phrases beginning with ?that.?
Commas to Set Off Added Information about Neighborhood
Words, phrases, or clauses that modify a noun but are not essential to the meaning of a sentence should be set off by commas.   Do not use commas with phrases beginning with ?that.?
Commas to Set Off Added Information about Shopping
Words, phrases, or clauses that modify a noun but are not essential to the meaning of a sentence should be set off by commas.   Do not use commas with phrases beginning with ?that.?
Commas to Set Off Added Information about Vacation
Words, phrases, or clauses that modify a noun but are not essential to the meaning of a sentence should be set off by commas.   Do not use commas with phrases beginning with ?that.?
Quotations 1: End Punctuation and Commas
Commas are used to separate a quote from the rest of the sentence.   When a quote ends a sentence, the sentence always ends with the end punctuation that corresponds to the quote.   Quotes that appear at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence use the end punctuation that corresponds to the […]
Quotations 2: End Punctuation and Commas
Commas are used to separate a quote from the rest of the sentence.   When a quote ends a sentence, the sentence always ends with the end punctuation that corresponds to the quote.   Quotes that appear at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence use the end punctuation that corresponds to the […]
Quotations 3: Indirect Questions
A direct question needs a question mark and quotation marks. Sentences that do not directly ask a question are called indirect questions.
Quotations 4: Punctuation
Commas are used to separate a quote from the rest of the sentence.   When a quote ends a sentence, the sentence always ends with the end punctuation that corresponds to the quote.   Quotes that appear at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence use the end punctuation that corresponds to the […]
Quotations 5: Capitalization
Capitalize the first word of every quotation unless the quotation is the second part of a split quotation. For example: “If you take the Lincoln Tunnel,” he explained, “you will get there faster.” The start of the second quotation is not capitalized.   Also, remember to capitalize all proper nouns and the first word of […]
Quotations 6: Punctuation and Capitalization
Commas are used to separate a quote from the rest of the sentence.   When a quote ends a sentence, the sentence always ends with the end punctuation that corresponds to the quote.   Quotes that appear at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence use the end punctuation that corresponds to the […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about American History
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about Holidays
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about National Parks
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about Neighborhood
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about Shopping
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
The Comma in Dates and Addresses about Vacation
We use a comma to separate the day and the year in a date. A comma also separates the year from the rest of the sentence.   We use a comma to separate the city and the state in an address. Note that there is no comma between the state and the zip code.   […]
Titles: Quotation Marks and Underlining
Quotation marks set off the titles of shorter works including poems, songs, articles, short stories, and parts of longer works (chapters, episodes).   Underlining is used for longer works like books, movies, and television shows.

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