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The Period
AS AN ENDMARK
IN PARENTHESES
IN QUOTATIONS
IN ABBREVIATIONS
WITH AN ELLIPSIS
IN LISTS AND SLIDE PRESENTATIONS
IN TITLES AND HEADINGS
IN MEMOS AND E-MAILS
IN WEB ADDRESSES
IN NUMBERS
The Question Mark
TO ASK A QUESTION
TO EXPRESS UNCERTAINTY
TO MAKE A REQUEST
IN TITLES
The Exclamation Point
The Comma
TO CREATE A SERIES
IN A SET OF DESCRIPTIONS
TO SET OFF NONESSENTIAL INFORMATION
TO SET OFF INTERRUPTERS
WHEN COMBINING TWO COMPLETE SENTENCES
TO INDICATE DIRECT ADDRESS
IN PERSONAL AND COMPANY TITLES
IN DATES
IN MILD INTERJECTIONS
WITH PARENTHESES
TO INDICATE OMITTED WORDS
TO AVOID MISREADINGS
The Semicolon
TO JOIN SENTENCES
WITH ADVERBS
IN COMPLICATED SENTENCES
TO SEPARATE ITEMS IN A SERIES
WITH QUOTATION MARKS
The Colon
TO INTRODUCE A LIST
TO INTRODUCE A QUOTATION
TO JOIN TWO THOUGHTS
TO DESIGNATE TIME AND TITLES
IN BUSINESS WRITING
Quotation Marks
DIRECT QUOTATIONS IN SENTENCES
BLOCKED QUOTATIONS
QUOTATIONS WITH WORDS OMITTED
QUOTATIONS WITH WORDS ADDED
INDIRECT QUOTATIONS
DEFINITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS
SPECIAL TERMS
TITLES
PUNCTUATING TITLES
DISTANCING QUOTATION MARKS
The Dash and the Hyphen
THE DASH
THE HYPHEN
Parentheses and Brackets
PARENTHESES
BRACKETS
Ellipses
TO REPLACE OMITTED WORDS IN QUOTATIONS
TO SHOW A TRAILING THOUGHT
IN SERIES
The Slash
TO INDICATE ALTERNATIVES
TO LINK ELEMENTS
TO LINK WORD PAIRS
IN QUOTING POETRY
IN CITATIONS
The Apostrophe
TO SHOW POSSESSION
IN CONTRACTIONS
IN EXPRESSIONS OF TIME AND VALUE
TO FORM SOME PLURALS
THANK-YOU NOTE
INVITATION
LETTER OF COMPLAINT
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
LETTER TO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL
LETTER OF SYMPATHY
Business Letters
a business letter
COVER LETTER FOR A JOB APPLICATION
INFORMATION LETTER
PERFORMANCE REVIEW
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
LETTER ORDERING SUPPLIES
LETTER RETURNING MERCHANDISE
TO A SUPERVISOR, REPORTING ON A BUSINESS TRIP
AN AGENDA FOR A MEETING
STATUS REPORT
ANNOUNCING A PROMOTION
WARNING TO IMPROVE JOB PERFORMANCE
POLICY MEMO
E-mails and Faxes
AN INFORMAL E-MAIL TO A FRIEND
E-MAILS TO EMPLOYEES
E-MAIL NOTICE OF TRAVEL PLANS
E-MAIL ANNOUNCEMENT
FAX COVER SHEET 1
FAX COVER SHEET 2
Presentations and Resumes
TRADITIONAL BULLETED LIST: COMPLETE SENTENCES
TRADITIONAL BULLETED LIST: INCOMPLETE SENTENCES
NONTRADITIONAL BULLETED LIST
RESUME 1
RESUME 2
School Assignments
BOOK REPORT
ESSAYS
LABORATORY REPORT
LABORATORY REPORT, CONTINUED
RESEARCH PAPER
Desktop Publishing
NEWSLETTER ARTICLE
WEB POSTING
ADVERTISEMENT
PAMPHLET COVER AND INTERIOR
Modern Language Association Citation
CITATIONS IN THE TEXT
CITATIONS IN THE LIST OF WORKS CITED
American Psychological Association Citation
CITATIONS IN THE REFERENCE LIST
The Chicago Manual of StyleCitation
THE REFERENCE LIST OR BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index
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Webster's New World Punctuation; Simplifed and Applied

Webster's New World Punctuation; Simplifed and Applied

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Unsure about proper punctuation?When in doubt, look it up!THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATIONWhether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for a newsletter, writing a note to your child's teacher, a personal letter, or a cover letter, using proper punctuation helps you make your points clearly and make a good impression. This user-friendly reference helps you quickly find the commonly accepted rule for any given situation, and even explains when to make exceptions to the rules.Webster's New World Punctuation: Simplified and Applied is packed with information and features, including:* An overview of the importance of good punctuation* Clear, concise explanations of difficult rules* Easy-to-understand examples that make applying the rules a snap* Cautions that alert you to common pitfalls* An overview of punctuation in common writing formats, ranging from business letters to e-mails to desktop publishing* Guidelines for citations in more formal writing
Unsure about proper punctuation?When in doubt, look it up!THE PRACTICAL, ACCESSIBLE GUIDE TO CORRECT PUNCTUATIONWhether you're writing a business report or a book report, creating an article for a newsletter, writing a note to your child's teacher, a personal letter, or a cover letter, using proper punctuation helps you make your points clearly and make a good impression. This user-friendly reference helps you quickly find the commonly accepted rule for any given situation, and even explains when to make exceptions to the rules.Webster's New World Punctuation: Simplified and Applied is packed with information and features, including:* An overview of the importance of good punctuation* Clear, concise explanations of difficult rules* Easy-to-understand examples that make applying the rules a snap* Cautions that alert you to common pitfalls* An overview of punctuation in common writing formats, ranging from business letters to e-mails to desktop publishing* Guidelines for citations in more formal writing

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