Period,Question mark, exclaimation point,semicolon or none

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1. On the way to the book store, I lost the money I had intended to use to buy school supplies. What a tradedy(!)
is this the correct mark to use inside of the parentheses?
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2. The final examinations being finished ( ) we celebrated by going on a long holiday.
should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, what mark or nothing?
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3. I received about fifty ( ) no, it was more like sixty ( ) calls about the accident.
Should I use the comma in both parentheses, nothing or what mark?
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4. John ( ) please come here.
a comma should be use?
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5.His favorite sports are football, basketball, and swimming ( ) but mine are volleyball,baseball, and boxing.
should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, nothing or what mark?
Thanks for your help.
 

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I don't see any need for the brackets in these sentences. ;-)
 

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Re: Period,Question mark, exclaimation point,semicolon or no

raelynn said:
1. On the way to the book store, I lost the money I had intended to use to buy school supplies. What a tradedy(!)
is this the correct mark to use inside of the parentheses?

Yes, an EM is exactly the right mark to use there. (EM = exclamation mark)

raelynn said:
2. The final examinations being finished ( ) we celebrated by going on a long holiday.
should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, what mark or nothing?

Use a comma there.

raelynn said:
3. I received about fifty ( ) no, it was more like sixty ( ) calls about the accident.
Should I use the comma in both parentheses, nothing or what mark?

The clause that interrupts the sentence should be set apart by dashes.

raelynn said:
4. John ( ) please come here.
a comma should be use?

A comma should be used there.

raelynn said:
5.His favorite sports are football, basketball, and swimming ( ) but mine are volleyball,baseball, and boxing.
should a semicolon be placed inside the parentheses, nothing or what mark?

Use a comma before a conjunction. It should be comma, not a semicolon.

:)
 
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