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    punctuation

    Which punctuation is correct?

    1) I was not looking forward to the holiday, until I won a Mediterranean cruise!
    2) Until I won a Mediterranean cruise I was not looking forward to the holiday
    3) Until I won a Mediterranean cruise I was not looking forward to the holiday.
    4) I was not looking forward to the holiday; until I won a Mediterranean cruise.

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    Re: punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfspeed View Post
    Which punctuation is correct?

    1) I was not looking forward to the holiday, until I won a Mediterranean cruise!
    2) Until I won a Mediterranean cruise I was not looking forward to the holiday
    3) Until I won a Mediterranean cruise I was not looking forward to the holiday.
    4) I was not looking forward to the holiday; until I won a Mediterranean cruise.

    NOT A TEACHER


    I "vote" for No. 1.

    No. 2 does not have a period.

    No. 3 needs a comma after "cruise."

    No. 4 is out of the question.

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    Re: punctuation

    I think the semi colon in #4 is a possibility. Is there 2 'clauses' that can stand alone,on each side of the semi-colon?

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    #4

    Re: punctuation

    No.

    '...until I won a cruise' cannot stand alone.

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    Re: punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by Halfspeed View Post
    I think the semi colon in #4 is a possibility. Is there 2 'clauses' that can stand alone,on each side of the semi-colon?
    "Are" there two, not "is" there two.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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