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    Hello,

    "Exactly the same is true of the written word.And,this leads us to the best definition of a 'good writer'that we know."

    I saw these sentence from a book, and I don't know why there is a full stop before 'and' and a comma after.


    thank you,

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    Re: Punctuation

    Welcome:
    Quote Originally Posted by ytosh23 View Post
    "Exactly the same is true of the written word.And,this leads us to the best definition of a 'good writer'that we know."

    I saw these sentences from in a book, and I don't know why there is a full stop before 'and' and a comma after.
    Neither do I. It would be much better as:

    "Exactly the same is true of the written word, and this leads us to the best definition of a 'good writer' that we know."
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Sep-2013 at 16:13.

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    Re: Punctuation

    I'm sure you would have expected to see it written as "Exactly the same is true of the written word, and this leads us...."
    It is perfectly all right - but not something you should do too often - to break up a sentence of this type, and to start the second part with "And". In this case, it would have the effect of highlighting the first part, by making it a short, emphatic statement, ie "Exactly the same is true of the written word".
    However, there should certainly not be a comma after "And".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: Punctuation

    In addition, even if it were correct, there should be a space after the full stop and before the word "And".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Sep-2013 at 16:12.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Punctuation

    Quote Originally Posted by ytosh23 View Post
    Hello,

    "Exactly the same is true of the written word.And,this leads us to the best definition of a 'good writer'that we know."

    I saw these sentences from in a book, and I don't know why there is a full stop before 'and' and a comma after.


    thank you,
    While we are on the subject of punctuation (and written English in general), note that your last line should say "Thank you." Note my other corrections to your post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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