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Some and any Posted on 2011-05-01 13:58:20
Some is used in affirmative statements; it is replaced with any in negative and interrogative contexts. Some - In positive statements. - ...
A few and few, a little and little Posted on 2011-05-01 13:56:15
These expressions (A few and few, a little and little) show the speaker’s attitude towards the quantity he/she is referring to. A few (for ...
Quantifiers words Posted on 2011-05-01 13:53:49
Quantifiers are a type of determiner which denote imprecise quantity. They differ from numbers or numerals which indicate precise quantity. ...
Dash Posted on 2011-04-30 19:43:04
1. Indicates a sudden break or abrupt change in continuity: “If—if you"ll just let me ex-plain—" the student stammered. And the problem...
Comma Posted on 2011-04-30 19:41:26
1. Separates the clauses of a compound sentence connected by a coordinating conjunction: A difference exists between the musical works of Ha...
Exclamation Point Posted on 2011-04-30 11:02:44
1. Terminates an emphatic or exclamatory sentence: Go home at once! You"ve got to be kidding! 2. Terminates an emphatic interjection: Encor...
Question Mark Posted on 2011-04-30 11:02:04
The rules for using question marks: - Use a question mark after a question. Example: Isn"t the Mason-Dixon line what separates y"al...
Colon Posted on 2011-04-30 10:56:55
1. Introduces words, phrases, or clauses that explain, amplify, or summarize what has gone before: Suddenly I realized where we were: Rome. ...
Parentheses Posted on 2011-04-30 10:56:11
Use parentheses to set off nonessential information. In essence, the information in the parentheses is a nonessential modifier; it gives the...
Brackets Posted on 2011-04-30 10:55:32
1. Enclose words or passages in quoted matter to indicate insertion of material written by someone other than the author: A tough but nervou...
Apostrophe Posted on 2011-04-30 10:55:04
1. Indicates the possessive case of singular and plural nouns, indefinite pronouns, and surnames combined with designations such as Jr., Sr....
Interjections Posted on 2011-04-28 01:10:42
An interjection expresses an emotion. It might show excitement or surprise. For example: Wow! That is a giant pumpkin! Ouch, you s...
Phrases Posted on 2011-04-28 01:06:22
A phrase is a group of two or more grammatically linked words without a subject and predicate -- a group of grammatically-linked words with ...
Conjunctive Adverbs Posted on 2011-04-21 16:48:49
You can use a conjunctive adverb to join two clauses together. Some of the most common conjunctive adverbs are "also," "consequently," "fi...
Adverbs Posted on 2011-04-21 16:47:32
An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a clause. An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree ...
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