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Ellipsis

  • September 6, 2015
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In Writing Ellipsis (plural, ellipses) is a technique in grammar, also called elliptical construction, that is used to avoid unnecessary repetition or to avoid stating information that the reader already knows. Just as a pronoun aids when referring to a known subject, the ellipsis omits known information that would make writing and conversation long-winded and…

How to master colon and semicolon? [infographic]

  • July 20, 2015
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Colons! Semicolons! These little devices should not send icicles down your spine; as the infographic will show you, they have different uses and are not difficult to work with.

Dashes, semicolons and colons [infographic]

  • August 19, 2013
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Dashes, semicolons and colons are potent punctuation. They add clarity, call attention to sentence elements and improve the “flow,” but they also add drama and are destructive if over-used. The infographic will make learning the rules easier.   To download high resolution poster click here. The Semicolon Each of these tools acts as a speed…

How to use quotation marks and punctuation [infographic]

  • December 26, 2011
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Single quotation marks? Double quotation marks? They can seem intimidating, but when the purpose of quotation marks is understood, the rules are easier to follow. The Use of Quotation Marks Quotation marks set apart statements or words, adding a loud emphasis to whatever they surround. The most basic rule is that a quotation must be…

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