Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21

Thread: Random Writing Questions

  1. #1
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts

    Random Writing Questions

    If you guys have any writing questions, post them here and have them answered! Anything random like "how do you really spell alright?" or "what's a synonym for awesome?"

    I'm here to help.

  2. Thanked by:

    ruben (10 November, 2009)

  3. #2
    Farrhad A's Avatar
    Farrhad A is offline Netbuilder
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    846
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
    This is an awesome thread, Corey

    I have noticed many people (including me at times) put 'commas' in the wrong place. Can you explain a bit on the usage of 'commas'.

    Thanks!
    My Blog- Let's Get Talking!
    Are you on Twitter? Let's become friends!

  4. #3
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
    1. "Commas" are used to break apart run-on sentences. You should only use a comma when you have two complete sentences that you do not want to separate, such as this sentence and the previous one.

    Basically: (noun)(verb),(conjunction)(noun)(verb)

    I ran, and he ran.

    2. Commas are used to put in more information, or rename a noun. Example:

    I like pie, apple to be exact, because it tastes good.
    My girlfriend, Susan, makes amazing pie.

    3. Commas are used after prepositions or interjections that begin a sentence.

    Hey, are you coming to the pie festival?
    No, I can't go.
    Hmm, how about we go to a movie tomorrow?
    Ok, sure thing.
    For Sunday, what will we do?

  5. #4
    eclipse is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    29
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Does 'Lets' always have to have an apostrophe?

  6. #5
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse View Post
    Does 'Lets' always have to have an apostrophe?
    Yes. Let's means "let us" and is a conjunction.

  7. #6
    camp185's Avatar
    camp185 is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    129
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Hey, you should build a style guide for this forum. Don't know who would use, but some standards could at least be set.
    Twitter Users! Download the Twitter Toolbar for Firefox

    Trying to improve your website? Have you done an analysis yet?

  8. #7
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by camp185 View Post
    Hey, you should build a style guide for this forum. Don't know who would use, but some standards could at least be set.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "style guide." You mean what makes a good post? Could be helpful.

  9. #8
    gloson's Avatar
    gloson is offline Net Builder
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    153
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by eclipse View Post
    Does 'Lets' always have to have an apostrophe?
    No, not always. It can mean a singular verb, not just let us.

    e.g. My father lets me use his computer.
    Gloson Blog - How-tos, tips, and more!
    Poetry Talents - Funny poetry for kids!

    Twitter - @Gloson

  10. #9
    CoreyFreeman's Avatar
    CoreyFreeman is offline Experienced Net Builder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    NC, USA
    Posts
    692
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 55 Times in 47 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by gloson View Post
    No, not always. It can mean a singular verb, not just let us.

    e.g. My father lets me use his computer.
    Hah! I guess you got me there. I don't think I ever use the word "lets" ... weird. :O

  11. #10
    Relwan is offline Newbie Net Builder
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    What is the synonym for Phoneme?

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Suggestion] Random Questions when register..
    By Nutz in forum Announcements and Suggestions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29 June, 2010, 22:38 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 25 March, 2010, 14:40 PM
  3. [WTS] A Few Random Articles
    By gavenecko in forum Services
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16 June, 2009, 02:32 AM
  4. Displaying Random Posts
    By Farrhad A in forum Wordpress
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23 April, 2009, 15:54 PM
  5. A Random Walk Down Web Street
    By Shenron in forum Business
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 3 January, 2009, 16:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •