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    Default Period,Question mark, exclaimation point,semicolon or none

    1. On the way to the book store, I lost the money I had intended to use to buy school supplies. What a tradedy(!)
    is this the correct mark to use inside of the parentheses?
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    2. The final examinations being finished ( ) we celebrated by going on a long holiday.
    should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, what mark or nothing?
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    3. I received about fifty ( ) no, it was more like sixty ( ) calls about the accident.
    Should I use the comma in both parentheses, nothing or what mark?
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    4. John ( ) please come here.
    a comma should be use?
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    5.His favorite sports are football, basketball, and swimming ( ) but mine are volleyball,baseball, and boxing.
    should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, nothing or what mark?
    Thanks for your help.

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    I don't see any need for the brackets in these sentences.

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    Default Re: Period,Question mark, exclaimation point,semicolon or no

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    1. On the way to the book store, I lost the money I had intended to use to buy school supplies. What a tradedy(!)
    is this the correct mark to use inside of the parentheses?
    Yes, an EM is exactly the right mark to use there. (EM = exclamation mark)

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    2. The final examinations being finished ( ) we celebrated by going on a long holiday.
    should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, what mark or nothing?
    Use a comma there.

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    3. I received about fifty ( ) no, it was more like sixty ( ) calls about the accident.
    Should I use the comma in both parentheses, nothing or what mark?
    The clause that interrupts the sentence should be set apart by dashes.

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    4. John ( ) please come here.
    a comma should be use?
    A comma should be used there.

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn
    5.His favorite sports are football, basketball, and swimming ( ) but mine are volleyball,baseball, and boxing.
    should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, nothing or what mark?
    Use a comma before a conjunction. It should be comma, not a semicolon.

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