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Professional Writing Week 4

by: Samantha Weller

Professional Writing Week 4 ENGL 306-01

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Samantha Weller
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Dr. Hollandsworth

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Week 4 notes of Professional Writing. Apostrophes, plurals, appositives, oh my!
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Samantha Weller on Saturday September 26, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ENGL 306-01 at Radford University taught by Dr. Hollandsworth in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Professional Writing in Writing at Radford University.


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Date Created: 09/26/15
Professional Writing Week 4 Notes Apostrophes and Plurals Comma splices comma in between 2 complete sentences 0 Use a comma before a conjunction and with because 0 Semicolons can x comma splices o If the two sentences are closely related to each other use Can also use coordinating conjunctions to x comma splice Today s record tomorrow s motivation The comma in the above sentence indicates they re the same thing when they re clearly not The x Today s record tomorrow s motivation Today s record I tomorrow s motivation The party was not that good the people there were all boring The party was not that good the people there were all boring Or use a period to x a comma splice Today was a very long day just wanted to go home Today was a very long dayI just wanted to go home Where to use commas Never use a comma between a subject and its verb Pauses in sentences do not equal commas Appositive A word or phrase in a main clause that is not always necessary Appositive The car a Lambo drove away Essential appositive I need you to go to the store the one on Main Street and get me Co ee Since there could be more than one more store it is essential to specify which one Nonessential appositive My husband is taking me on a date tonight This indicates that you have more than one husband My husband is taking me on a date tonight Since there is only one known husband there is no need to put his name Semicolons they can be really fun They draw attention to how related your sentences are Before I nished the experiment and it was successful I can t go out tonight I didn t nish my homework After I nished the experiment it was successful lcan t go out tonight I didn t nish my homework Never use a semicolon and a coordinating conjunction together just use a comma in that case arHGlD Semicoons can be used with coordinating conjunctions that have excess commas in a list of items Use a semicolon amp conjunctive adverb however therefore so or transitional phrase for example as a result I would like a pumpkin spice latte however my boyfriend won t buy me one I however would love a pumpkin spice latte Subjective adverbs get bigger punctuation Apostrophe lt s it is It s possessive pronoun You re you are your possessive pronoun They re they are their possessive pronoun I grade my students papers The apostrophe indicates that there is a group of students Chris paper is incorrect as it indicates there are multiple people with that name Chris s is how you address his name in the possessive case


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