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Semicolons with Quotation Marks

Semicolon Comes OutsideThe semicolon should be placed outside ending quotation marks. When the quoted matter ends with a semicolon, the semicolon in the quotation is dropped: The agency reviewed those petitions that were "timely"; it ignored those th...

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counsel, council

Lawyers are most familiar with the word counsel, meaning “advice” or “guidance.” Also, a lawyer is often referred to as a counsel. A corporation, for example, has a general counsel, the head corporate lawyer. A council, on the other hand, is ...

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apartment - correct spelling

apartment nounExample: She rented an expensive apartment in Manhattan....

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determine - correct spelling

determine verbExample: We must determine how the accountant stole our inheritance....

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inoculate - correct spelling

inoculate - verb  Not innoculate.Example: The doctor wanted to inoculate the poor children in the village....

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possession - correct spelling

possession - noun  Example: He sold his last possession and moved to the beach....

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transferring - correct spelling

verb (present participle of the verb transfer)Example: We are transferring our property to our children....

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indolent - vocabulary

adjectiveLaziness; having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion or work. In pathology, causing little or no pain, as in an indolent sore slow to heal. Miss Bingley was engrossed by Mr. Darcy, her sister scarcely less so; and as for Mr. Hurst, by...

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Chapter 4 - Colon

The colon joins two independent clauses (compound sentence), introduces lists, and sets up quotations. Previous: Semicolons with Quotation Marks Next: Colon and Independent Clauses...

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coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention

Expressions such as coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention, and others do not act as coordinating conjunctions. Therefore, when you use these expressions to join one singular subject of a sentence with another noun or pro...

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apologize - correct spelling

apologize verbExample: He should apologize to the voters....

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deterrence - correct spelling

deterrence nounExample: The theory of deterrence doesn't work very well with career criminals....

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inquiry - correct spelling

inquiry - noun  Example: The panel’s official inquiry will uncover the truth....

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possessive - correct spelling

possessive - adjective and noun  Example: He was overly possessive, so she left. adjectiveExample: Personal pronouns must sometimes appear in the possessive. noun...

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treasury - correct spelling

nounExample: The balance in our treasury is woefully low....

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ineffable - vocabulary

adjectiveIncapable of being expressed or described in words, as in ineffable joy; not to be spoken because of its sacredness, unutterable, as in the ineffable name of the deity. He began with being a young man of promise; at Oxford he distinguished h...

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Colon and Independent Clauses

Colon Acts like a PeriodMany writers use the colon between two independent clauses, especially when the subject matter of the second clause expands on, or exemplifies, the subject matter of the first. Some writers start the second clause with a capit...

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along with

See coupled with, as well as, along with, together with, not to mention....

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apology - correct spelling

apology nounExample: He offered his apology for his failure to increase sales....

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develop - correct spelling

develop verbNot develope.Example: The real-estate company planned to develop the property with large, unsightly houses....

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insistent - correct spelling

insistent - adjective  Example: His insistent cry attracted the attention of a passerby....

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possibility - correct spelling

possibility - noun  Example: He was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole....

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tremendous - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: He is a tremendous asset to our organization....

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inexorable - vocabulary

adjectiveUnalterable, unyielding, as in an inexorable truth; unrelenting, not to be moved, persuaded, affected by entreaties or prayers, as in an inexorable bill collector. And never has this lesson been taught with sterner and more unpitying force t...

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4 years ago

Introducing a List

A ListUse the colon to introduce a list or a series: The committee's study focused on the most critical areas: development of software, needed changes in computer systems, and recruitment of new engineers. Use of namely, that is, etc.If the list or s...

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4 years ago

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