Pocket Guide to Punctuation and Style
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abbreviations academic degrees adding an apostrophe adjective author's name avoid base on balls base word bibliography brackets breviations capitalized chapter cited colon colon punctuates comma common commonly conjunctive adverbs contexts coordinating conjunction dash dictionary elements ellipsis points ences enclosed in quotation English entry example exclamation point expressed figures formed by adding fractions gerunds grammatical graph hyphenated indefinite pronouns indicate introduce italic type italicized italics ized letters list of references lowercased main clause mass noun material meaning modify noun compounds object omitted paragraph parentheses parenthetical references participle period placed plural plural form plural verb precede prefix preposition proper names proper nouns quotation marks reader Roman numerals running text section beginning semicolon sentence separated sometimes specific spelled split infinitive Street style suffix temporary compounds tence tense tion tive units volume number word or phrase written open written solid