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    Post How would this sentence be punctuated?

    One of the most famous outlaws is Bill Harrington alias Billy the Kid who started his career as the leader of a New York street gang.

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    Re: How would this sentence be punctuated?

    Welcome to the forum. We don't do your work for you. How would you punctuate the sentence?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Well, I was just a bit confused how to go about the "alias Billy the Kid" part.

    One of the most famous outlaws is Bill Harrington, alias Billy the Kid, who started his career as the leader of a New York street gang.

    is that right?

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    Re: How would this sentence be punctuated?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenleybunch View Post
    Well, I was just a bit confused how to go about the "alias Billy the Kid" part.

    One of the most famous outlaws is Bill Harrington, alias Billy the Kid, who started his career as the leader of a New York street gang.

    is that right?
    Yes, that is correct. Note that if you take "alias Billy the Kid", out of the sentence it still makes sense. What would you call the part I took out of the sentence?

    One of the most famous outlaws is Bill Harrington who started his career as the leader of a New York street gang.

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    Post Re: How would this sentence be punctuated?

    I was thinking maybe it went "alias: Billy the Kid", which is why I asked.



    Is it a non-restrictive element? :)

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    Re: How would this sentence be punctuated?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenleybunch View Post
    I was thinking maybe it went "alias: Billy the Kid", which is why I asked.



    Is it a non-restrictive element? :)
    It's called a dependent clause. It is additional information. It is called a dependent clause because it is not a complete sentence.

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