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Powerful use of punctuation is an important ability for all those that write (or type), when you will quickly be taking examinations and for all those people who are studying or utilizing the language. offers a convenient, trustworthy and special textbook advisor and an invaluable reference resource. Serves as a useful better half to the author's A consultant to higher Grammar and A consultant to higher Spelling. The workbook is meant for sophistication use and person examine. there's a complete clarification of every element, and workouts are set at every one degree to augment the reader's realizing.

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Is an alcoholic. his receding chin, and he reminded me very suddenly 3) She won the cup again this year would you believe it? and very vividly of a fish. 4) The owner believe it or not once worked for Harrods. 4) I shall never marry. 5) What more need I say than that I give you my word? 6) In crawled a very shamefaced, very wet and very bedraggled small cat. 108 Use dashes to mark off interpolations or introduce after­ 5) The Scotsman a keen golfer too antagonised all who came near him. 6) Do you know I waited it must have been for at least twenty minutes and no-one would serve me.

Notice the first word of direct speech begins with a capital letter. Think of the words spoken as being a sentence in their own right and it won't seem so illogical. ' This pattern puts together the two patterns we have already examined but note that of begins with a small letter, because the sentence of direct speech has not yet ended. Exercise 55 Punctuate the following sentences using the example above as a guide. 1) does anybody want to buy a ticket Alison shouted for the Jason Donovan concert in Birmingham 2) if you haven't got your science overall with you snapped the irate chemistry teacher then you won't be doing science today 3) before the matinee announced Mrs.

8) Those who scored 80 100 per cent are excused from 1. 99 99th 6. 27 27th 2. 88 88th 7. 62 62nd 3. 41 41st 8. 4 4 44th 4. 55 55th 9. 37 37th 5. 73 73rd 10. 96 96th homework. 9) What a d d dreadful experience! 10) The London Manchester express has been derailed. dashes Three further uses of the hyphen. Dashes look like long hyphens but they don't join. In fact, they separate by introducing pauses and hesitations. • Hyphens can be used to suggest a range of dates and figures. There are four functions of the dash.

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