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    Default Punctuation: Setence within a sentence

    Hi

    How do you use comma or colon and quotes to differentiate a sentence from another?

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    The sentence The material not fit is incorrect. The correct sentence should be The material does not fit.

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    Default Re: Punctuation: Setence within a sentence

    The sentence, "The material not fit", is incorrect. The correct sentence should be, "The material does not fit."

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    Default Re: Punctuation: Setence within a sentence

    I am confused about the use of punctuation is such sentences. Which one the following is correct?

    1. The sentence 'The material not fit' is incorrect. The correct sentence should be 'The material does not fit'.

    2. The sentence, 'The material not fit', is incorrect. The correct sentence should be: 'The material does not fit'.

    3. The sentence the material not fit is incorrect. The correct sentence should be the material does not fit.

    4. The sentence 'the material not fit' is incorrect. The correct sentence should be 'the material does not fit'.

    Let me know if you have any better answer.

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    Default Re: Punctuation: Setence within a sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    The sentence, "The material not fit", is incorrect. The correct sentence should be, "The material does not fit."

    Thanks David.

    But, don't you think you are using redundant commas in here? Why do you need commas?

    In the first sentence, the sentence is not parenthetical, and therefore, the use of commas on either side is not required.

    In the second sentence, we don't use comma after 'be'.
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