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LESSONS

1.  there / their / they're
2.  a vs. an
3.  went vs. have gone
4. It's vs. Its
5. Affect vs. Effect
6.  Capital vs Capitol

  • Commas go before the space, like this, not like ,this.
  • Commas/periods go after the close parenthesis (like this), not before (like this.)   (Unless the entire sentence is enclosed.)

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Author Topic: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101  (Read 12091 times)

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #180 on: April 30, 2019, 10:07:12 PM »
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Costed just $39.50 I assume the original quote I was given had a booking fee included.
Costed? Really?
Absolutely.
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2019, 10:47:33 PM »
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You are right that you need this thread. That belongs in the grammar hall of shame thread.
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #182 on: June 20, 2019, 02:46:23 AM »
When quoting something ( not a sentence ), does the first letter need to be capitalized?

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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #183 on: June 20, 2019, 04:09:46 AM »
When quoting something ( not a sentence ), does the first letter need to be capitalized?
Quotes should be copied exactly, capitalization included.  Any changes should be indicated with square brackets.  E.g., "[N]ew capitalization for use at the beginning of a sentence..."
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #184 on: June 21, 2019, 01:20:41 AM »
Quotes should be copied exactly, capitalization included.  Any changes should be indicated with square brackets.  E.g., "[N]ew capitalization for use at the beginning of a sentence..."
So if it's a partial quote and it's not capitalized, then I don't add capitalization, correct?
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Re: Grammar and Spelling Lessons 101
« Reply #185 on: June 21, 2019, 10:14:20 AM »
So if it's a partial quote and it's not capitalized, then I don't add capitalization, correct?
correct