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    Semicolons,colons, brackets

    Should I use brackets or semicolon?

    1. The president announced, "The Homecoming Queen Miss Anna van Horn will be president at all the activities."

    my answer: "The Homecoming Queen (comma) bracket..Miss Anna van Horn Bracket...will be present at all activities.


    2. Be sure you understand all the rules of the game ( see page 14) of the guidebook.
    answer: parentheses is placed around the page correctly.

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    Are theses punctuated correctly?

    1 .I read for an hour and then i went to bed.

    2. Because of his fear of the water, he refused to go swimming.

    3. I have brought my textbook, my notebook and several pencils.

    4. The word psychology begins with a p, not a s.

    5. The man sitting in the last seat, is my brother.

    6. To do satisfactory work, is my aim.
    (In this sentence should there be a semicolon used?)

    Thanks

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    Re: Semicolons,colons, brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    Should I use brackets or semicolon?

    1. The president announced, "The Homecoming Queen Miss Anna van Horn will be president at all the activities."

    my answer: "The Homecoming Queen (comma) bracket..Miss Anna van Horn Bracket...will be present at all activities.
    I would use commas there:

    1. The Homecoming Queen, Miss Anna van Horn, will be president at all the activities.

    but I guess that brackets could also be used:

    1. The Homecoming Queen (Miss Anna van Horn) will be president at all the activities.

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    Re: Semicolons,colons, brackets

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    Are theses punctuated correctly?

    1 .I read for an hour and then i went to bed.

    2. Because of his fear of the water, he refused to go swimming.

    3. I have brought my textbook, my notebook and several pencils.

    4. The word psychology begins with a p, not a s.

    5. The man sitting in the last seat, is my brother.

    6. To do satisfactory work, is my aim.
    (In this sentence should there be a semicolon used?)
    1 .I read for an hour and then i went to bed. <- yes (except you need to capitalise the personal pronoun "I")

    2. Because of his fear of the water, he refused to go swimming. <- yes

    3. I have brought my textbook, my notebook and several pencils. <- yes

    4. The word psychology begins with a p, not a s. <- yes

    5. The man sitting in the last seat, is my brother. <- no (I would remove the comma)

    6. To do satisfactory work, is my aim. <- no (again I would remove the comma)
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    I agree with Red, but it should be 'an s' in number 4

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    What Tdol said.

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