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    PUNCTUATION HELP

    Hi,
    What is the correct punctuation for the following sentence I am including in short story I am writing? Excuse the randomness...

    Embarrassing things to fall out of your handbag at important times, a piece of celery.

    I'm unsure whether I need to use a colon on something along those lines.

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    Olivia Maddison.

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    Re: PUNCTUATION HELP

    I am not a teacher.
    I would definitely use colon.
    Oh and I believe it is a "stick" of celery.
    Last edited by Jigster; 07-Mar-2014 at 09:04. Reason: revelation.

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    Re: PUNCTUATION HELP

    In that informal sentence, which lacks a main verb, the comma is fine; a colon would be inappropriate. If you have a whole stick of celery, use the word 'stick'. if it's just a small piece, then 'piece' (or 'bit') works.

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