.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.
,Just when you think you have the rules sorted out, a situation arises that doesn't quite fit any of them. This section will attempt to help you.The key to any of these is consistency.Special … [Read more...] about But what about these special rules?
Quotation marks have a variety of uses."Hello"Exact words spokenUse quotation marks around the exact words spoken in dialogue.Examples:“I’m not going tonight,” he announced.“But … [Read more...] about Quotation Marks do more than dialogue or quotations
ArticleArticle = one of these three words: “a,” “an,” “the” (used with nouns)Definite article = “the,” indicates a specific nounExamples:The idea was to give the bone to the boy with … [Read more...] about Definitions: noun, adjective, verb, pronoun, adverb, preposition
Negative sentencesA negative in a sentence gives the opposite of the statement. (The book is here. >> The book is not here.)noMany sentences can be made negative by using a negative prefix … [Read more...] about No and its negative relatives deny.
The purpose of the interrobang is to combine the amazement of an exclamation mark and the doubt of a question mark.‽The interrobang ("interabang", with only one "r") is variously … [Read more...] about Interrobang/interabang combines an exclamation with a question.