Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    kenleybunch is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6

    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.

  2. #2
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    61,220

    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.

  3. #3
    kenleybunch is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6

    Post Re: How would this sentence be punctuated?

    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?

  4. #4
    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,690

    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.

  5. #5
    kenleybunch is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    6

    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? :)

  6. #6
    Gillnetter is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,690

    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.

Posting Permissions

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