Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Unregistered Guest

    Arrow punctuation rules change?

    should there be a comma or a semicolon in the blank on this sentence?

    After reading “Heart of Darkness,” who could ever forget Kurtz’s dying words__”The horror. The horror.”?

    I think it should be a comma, because it's not a title quotation, it's somebodny stating something. and how about these two sentences, which punctuation is correct?

    Jack worked overtime to pay off his debts; at least, that was his explanation for his long hours.
    Jack worked overtime to pay off his debts: at least that was his explanation for his long hours.
    Jack worked overtime to pay off his debts, at least that was his explanation for his long hours.
    Jack worked overtime to pay off his debts at least; that was his explanation for his long hours.

    I believe it is the third one. I used Turabian 3.79 to come up with that answer.
    What do you think?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: punctuation rules change?

    1- After reading “Heart of Darkness,” who could ever forget Kurtz’s dying words, "The horror. The horror."

    2- Jack worked overtime to pay off his debts, or at least that was his explanation for his long hours.

    You should register.

Similar Threads

  1. For a change/for change
    By Antonio in forum English Idioms and Sayings
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 29-May-2005, 02:16
  2. rules
    By Dany in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-Oct-2004, 16:59
  3. Problem with my ''rules and regulation''
    By ITIK in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-Jun-2004, 21:44
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22-Aug-2003, 21:20

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •