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Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-31-2003 13:39


Can anyone suggest a good link where I can learn on where and how to punctuate properly the essay I write ?


Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 05-31-2003 14:46 -- try there on writing.


[This message has been edited by Wolfen (edited 05-31-2003).]

Perfect Thunder
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Milwaukee
Insane since: Oct 2001

posted posted 05-31-2003 20:12

I congratulate you for wanting to punctuate correctly -- you're taking a step many native English speakers don't bother with.

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 05-31-2003 21:16

... Are the uses of punctuations in English different with other languages ? As far as I know English, I never noticed differences, but I would like to be sure of it ( and therefore trying to improve my poor grammar )

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Mpls, MN
Insane since: Dec 2000

posted posted 05-31-2003 21:48

I can't find an online additon, but you my what to find a copy of the following book.

The Gregg Referance Manual, By William A. Sabin

It is the defacto standard in english grammer referances, at least here in the states.

J. Stuart J.

Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Fromsville
Insane since: Feb 2003

posted posted 06-01-2003 00:20

Moon Shadow: I don't know how many languages you speak but i know in some of them theres an upside down question mark before a question and an upside down exclamation point before sentences which require an exclamation point. This isnt used in English.

Now Officially Superior!

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 06-01-2003 09:08

Yes Platyjim this punctuation is used in Spanish (I speak it too).

I guess the punctuation is the same in French and in English, so I will keep using mine

[This message has been edited by Moon Shadow (edited 06-01-2003).]

Tyberius Prime
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Germany
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 06-01-2003 10:22

shh, I'll tell you a secret

the major difference is always the commas!

Basic rule: english uses a lot less of them than for example german, and I believe, French (it's been some years since I've activly read or written french though...).

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