LANGUAGE ART 9

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  1. IF two or more words that act as one idea in front of a noun DO YOU HYPHENATE AND NAME THE EXCEPTION.
    YES. IF IT'S IN FRONT OF THE WORD IT MODIFIES. 

    EXCEPTION: Do not hyphenate "-ly" adverbs even when the next word is part of one idea.

    NOTE: Do not hyphenate between words acting as one idea when they follow the noun they are modifying.
  2. HOW DO YOU USE A QUOTE IN A QUOTE?
    • Use single quotation marks for quotes within quotes.
    • While periods always go inside all quotation marks, question marks will follow logic.

    In this sentence the question is within the double quotes so the question mark goes inside the double quotes but not within the single quotes.

    Jan asked, "What did Joe mean when he said, 'I will see you later'?"
  3. WHAT'S CORRECT:

    I called three more D.V.M.s' offices.
                  OR
    I called three more D.V.M. offices'.
    I called three more D.V.M.s' offices.

    Write the plural of a word or abbreviation first; then use the apostrophe.
  4. WHAT'S CORRECT?

     The friendly-looking vet examined our dog. 
                                     OR
     The friendly looking vet examined our dog.
    The friendly-looking vet examined our dog.

    • "Friendly" is an "-ly" adjective, not an adverb.
    • It is acting as part of one idea, "friendly-looking," in front of a noun so hyphenate it.


    Do not hyphenate "-ly" adverbs even when the next word is part of one idea.

    EX: A liberally sprinkled dose of humor was very much appreciated.
  5. T OR F
    When an independent clause precedes a dependent clause, do not use a comma or any other punctuation.
    The dog has fully recovered although I will never be the same.

    ALTHOUGH DOES NOT GET ANY PUNCTUATION. IT OS NOT A CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB.
  6. Wendy thought she knew everything about her mother but found out two years ago that her mother had been married before.

    IS PUNCTUATION CORRECT?
    YES.

    No punctuation is needed before "but" because "but" does not introduce an independent clause.
  7. T OR F 
    When you address someone directly by name or title within a sentence, surround the name or title with commas.
    TRUE 

    Yes, Jean, you were right about that answer.
  8. T OR F 
    When a subsequent sentence explains something in the sentence prior, introduce it with a colon and do not capitalize the first word of the new sentence.
    TRUE 

    This is the point that Einstein made: you cannot fix a problem with the problem.
  9. T OR F 
    Do not hyphenate between words acting as one idea when they follow the noun they are modifying.
    TRUE 

    The argument for negotiating a peaceful resolution was well made.
  10. The friendly-looking vet examined our dog's paw and suggested we have it bandaged.

    CORRECT OR NOT?
    CORRECT!

     "Friendly" is an "-ly" adjective, not an adverb. It is acting as part of one idea, "friendly-looking," in front of a noun so hyphenate it.
  11. T OR F 

    Hyphenate a prefix that ends in an "i" when the root word also begins with an "i."
    TRUE.

    Our dog was a semi-invalid for a couple of days until she chewed off the bandage.
  12. T OR F
     
    Hyphenate all compound words having "self" as the prefix.
    I guess she did what any self-respecting dog would do by grooming herself.
  13. "She will go to her grave with some secrets," said Wendy.

    CORRECT OR NOT?
    CORRECT!

    Since the sentence does not end until after "Wendy," use only a comma after the ending quotation mark.
  14. The alarm clock went off at four o'clock.
                          OR
    The alarm clock went off at 4:00 o'clock.

    The alarm clock went off at four o'clock.

    Normally, spell out the time of day in text even with half and quarter hours.

    • With o'clock, the number is always spelled out.
    • Use numerals with the time of day when exact times are being emphasized or when using a.m. or p.m.

  15. Many people dread the 15th of April in the U.S. because taxes are due.

    CORRECT OR NOT?
    CORRECT!

    When writing the day of the month first, use "th" for "4th" and above. Use "1st, 2nd, 3rd of April."
  16. The check was written for three-hundred and forty-eight dollars and fifteen cents.

    CORRECT OR NOT?
    HELL NO!!!

    The compound numbers "twenty-one" through "ninety-nine" are hyphenated.

    Do not hyphenate "one hundred," "two hundred," etc.

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