.End of sentenceA period ends a statement (a complete thought telling who did what).Despite what English teachers taught for many years, only one space after a period. Apparently, two … [Read more...] about Periods end.
Independent Clauses:An independent clause is a fancy name for a complete sentence. It states a full thought with a subject and a verb or verb phrase.An independent clause/sentence may have … [Read more...] about Independent clauses are sentences.
TIMEA colon separates the hours from the minutes from the seconds, whether in military time or in twelve-hour time.Portions of seconds are indicated by decimals.:Examples:The three … [Read more...] about Colons suggest matters of time, title, quotation, list
Parenthetical (non-essential) informationNon-essential refers to the sentence rather than to its meaning. The reader needs to know what is being explained whether or not the sentence cares.( … [Read more...] about Parentheses and brackets surround non-essential information and short translations.
“FANBOYS” is an acronym for the seven coordinating conjunctions: “for,” “and,” “nor,” “but,” “or,” “yet,” “so.”Each of these requires a comma when combining two independent clauses … [Read more...] about FANBOYS in grammar
— , ( )Non-essential (explanatory) information"Non-essential" refers to the sentence, not to the meaning in the story. Think "explanatory."Bob, who built the house, knew all its … [Read more...] about Comparison of Long Dash vs Commas vs Parentheses for explanatory phrases
Questions come in many forms.In writing, a question ends with a question mark ("?").?In speech, most types of questions raise the voice at the end. Yes/No questionsMany … [Read more...] about Inquiring questions want to know.