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    #1

    Lists

    Hello all,

    I'm having some trouble finding rules for style in lists.

    Can a list have an intro and an outro sentence? E.g. -

    " It was shown that a dog would:

    * bark more loudly
    * growl more frequently
    * show more aggression
    * become hyperactive

    when fed this particular food. "

    (I would assume that this construction -

    " It was shown that a dog would:

    * bark more loudly
    * growl more frequently
    * show more aggression
    * become hyperactive when fed this particular food. "

    is incorrect.)

    Also, what are the rules for punctuating lists that include both full sentences and short phrases/words? (Use of capitals, full stops, etc.)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Lists

    It doesn't seem like a list to me. Instead, it's a sentence, thus:
    .
    It was shown that a dog would bark more loudly, growl more frequently, show more aggression, and become hyperactive when fed this particular food.


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