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Question about proper punctuation.

Postby jay101182 » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:17 pm

I was just wondering how I would properly punctuate a sentence such as: What I want, what I need, what I hunger for, is food. Commas just don't seem to fit. Semicolons seem awkward. Not really sure where to go with this one. TIA

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Re: Question about proper punctuation.

Postby mammamaia » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:33 am

it's correct with commas...
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Re: Question about proper punctuation.

Postby James A. Ritchie » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:48 pm

Commas are correct. They work perfectly, and read well. Never get fancy when simple will do.

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Re: Question about proper punctuation.

Postby Oldtimer » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:52 am

I am bumping up this old thread because I really need help with commas. And with using 'then' as a conjunction.

I thought I understood the rules but obviously, I don't. It's no good relying on what I thought I learned sixty years ago at school in a different country if I want to please editors in modern-day America.

Can anyone recommend a good grammar book, please? pls? James? Anyone else? All my grammar/style instruction books are still in South Carolina. Being big-headed, I thought I didn't need them! :oops:
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Re: Question about proper punctuation.

Postby pls » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:30 pm

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