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Commas with Adjectives Following Nouns

Sometimes for emphasis adjectives or paired adjectives follow the noun they modify. The adjective or adjective pair is then set off by commas. Correct: The car, bright red, stood out in the parking lot. The adjective pair, if coordinate adjectives, must use the word and to separate the two adjectives. Correct: The dessert, sweet and

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The apostrophe is generally used with the letter s to indicate possession. It is also used in various ways to show letters have been left out of a word. Apostrophes Showing Possession Plural Possessives Possessives with More than One Owner Apostrophes with Underlined or Italicized Items Apostrophes with Verb Contractions Apostrophes with Other Contractions

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A hyphen is a short horizontal line used within words. (The longer dash is used between words.) Hyphens are used in a variety of situations. Numbers Written Out with Hyphens Hyphenated Prefixes and Suffixes Hyphenated Compound Words Hyphens for Clarity Dividing at the End of a Line

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The Ellipsis

The ellipsis is three periods in a row. It signifies that words or figures are missing. Most frequently an ellipsis is used with quotations. It may come at the middle or end of a quotation. It may be used at the beginning of a quotation if the quotation begins mid-sentence and there is an appropriate

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Brackets, or crotchets, are always used in pairs to mark off material inserted into a quotation which is not part of the original quotation. The use of brackets should be limited, but may include short references, short definitions, a short piece of information which clarifies the quotation, or an editorial comment. The Latin word sic,

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