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    #21

    Re: help with commas usage

    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    if I wanted to replace the commas with semi-colons is that the correct format?
    It is one possible way.

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    #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It is one possible way.
    Thanks. I will keep that in mind.

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    #23

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    By the way, I want to bring this sentence up: "Thank you, I feel so relieved." that I wrote in this thread. My understanding of the compound hyphen should be used if the word comes before a noun, so the sentence should actually be: "Thank-you, I feel so relieved."

    Is that correct the correct usage?

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    #24

    Re: help with commas usage

    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    By the way, I want to bring this sentence up: "Thank you, I feel so relieved." that I wrote in this thread. My understanding of the compound hyphen should be used if the word comes before a noun, so the sentence should actually be: "Thank-you, I feel so relieved."

    Is that correct the correct usage?
    No. It's a fixed phrase.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #25

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    No. It's a fixed phrase.

    Just to clarify what a phrase is, it is said a phrase does not contain a subject and a verb, but because "Thank" is a verb but "you" is not a subject is this the reason why it qualifies as a phrase?

    Here in this example below the "thank-you" is grammatically correct to use the compound hyphen, agree?

    "He wrote a thank-you note/letter to his aunt to thank her for the birthday present she sent him."

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    #26

    Re: help with commas usage

    We don't even use the hyphen in "She wrote a thank you note".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't even use the hyphen in "She wrote a thank you note".
    Why not?

    The quoted sentence was taken from the dictionary, surely they can't be wrong? <--- by the way, is that sentence a comma splice?
    Last edited by HeartShape; 03-Mar-2018 at 21:05.

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    #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    Just to clarify what a phrase is,
    In the everyday sense of the word that GoesStation was using, a fixed phrase is what we sometimes call an 'expression'.

    it is said a phrase does not contain a subject and a verb,
    No, that's not true. In linguistics, phrases may or may not contain subjects and verbs.

    but because "Thank" is a verb but "you" is not a subject is this the reason why it qualifies as a phrase?
    No. It's just a fixed expression.

    Here in this example below the "thank-you" is grammatically correct to use the compound hyphen, agree?

    "He wrote a thank-you note/letter to his aunt to thank her for the birthday present she sent him."
    No, you don't need a hyphen there.

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    #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No, you don't need a hyphen there.
    So it's optional to use it? The sentence was taken from the Cambridge dictionary. See here:
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    #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeartShape View Post
    So it's optional to use it?
    You don't need a hyphen there.

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