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Punctuation Power Minutes

September 1, 2020

In our last Power Minute, we defined acronyms and initialisms. Letís spend more time with these abbreviations.

How do we make them possessive? In other words, if referring to the office of the VP, do we write VPs office, VPís office, or VPsí office?

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May 1, 2020

Is any additional punctuation needed in the following sentence?
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April 1, 2020

Correct the punctuation in the sentence below.
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March 1, 2020

Proofread the following sentence for both punctuation and grammar.
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February 1, 2020

If two nouns share ownership, the possessive is indicated
on the second noun: Megan and Tinaís office is on the second floor.

Letís say that Tina moved to another office, and I moved into
her old office with Megan. Now which sentence is correct?
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November 1, 2019

The away messages that I receive provide practice opportunities for us.
Try editing this sentence.
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July 1, 2019

Do you need to make any edits in the sentence below?
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June 1, 2019

Punctuation can provide clarity. Your writing may be clear to you,
but is it clear to your audience? How would you punctuate the following sentence?
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April 1, 2019

When do you hyphenate words?
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February 1, 2019

Do you see the common punctuation error? How would you correct it?
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December 1, 2018

Would you change anything in the sentence below?
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October 1, 2018

Would you change anything in this sentence?
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May 1, 2018

Is the following sentence punctuated correctly?
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March 1, 2018

Does the following sentence need additional punctuation? Maybe, maybe not.
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Punctuation Power Minutes

February 1, 2018

Proofread for punctuation, and edit for conciseness.
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October 1, 2017

You will find both a punctuation and a grammar error below.
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September 1, 2017

When do we abbreviate state names, and do we use periods if we do?
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June 1, 2017

How do we punctuate a sentence using such as or including?
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April 1, 2017

 

Merriam-Websterís videos are another great resource for your editing questions.
Follow this link for a useful discussion on the serial comma:

 https://www.merriam-webster.com/video/serial-comma 

Contact me if you have other reputable resources to share with our followers.

 

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March 1, 2017

How do we punctuate titles such as Jr. and III?
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February 1, 2017

How do you punctuate conference session titles?
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December 1, 2016

Just in time for the holidays or any special occasion:
How should I sign my greetings?
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September 1, 2016

How would you punctuate the following sentence?
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June 1, 2016

How would you punctuate the following sentence?
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May 1, 2016

How would you punctuate the following sentence?
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February 1, 2016

How would you punctuate the following sentence?
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January 1, 2016

Proofread carefully.
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September 1, 2015

Proofread carefully.
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July 1, 2015

Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
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June 1, 2015

Correctly punctuate the sentence below.
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May 1, 2015

Correctly punctuate the sentence below.
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April 1, 2015

Correctly punctuate the sentence below.
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March 1, 2015

How would you punctuate the sentence below?
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February 1, 2015

Is the sentence below punctuated correctly?
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December 1, 2014

Proofread this line from a thank you email.
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November 1, 2014

Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
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October 1, 2014

How would you punctuate this sentence?
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August 1, 2014

Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
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July 1, 2014

Is this sentence punctuated correctly?
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