Punctuation: is an Interesting subject for me and my students to LEARN… thanks Jennifer for the valuable insights on writing titles. We have Sh. and Smt. in Indian English which is more revered form of Mr. and Mrs… we also have Ji after the name to mean respected as Japan has San (after the name) thanks also for this post to cover the ‘comma’ I had learned some of it from a Book “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” By Lynne Truss… Warm regards. Ashish from T.r.i.c.k.s Learning Center (India)
In my sixth lesson on English Writing Skills, I address writing titles and names as well as commas with adjective clauses. It may not be the most exciting topic, but it’s one that creates doubts among learners and teachers. We are all writers, and when we write, we sometimes hear an inner monologue about punctuation and formatting. Does that letter need to be capitalized? Do we put a comma before “Jr.” in someone’s name? Is that an identifying clause? You’ve heard that voice ask such questions, haven’t you?
I don’t claim to have all the answers. In fact, I take the time to tell students about different style and format guides used, from MLA format to the Chicago Manual of Style. In my video, I explain the patterns I personally use and give learners a chance to edit some sentences about American films and TV shows using those…
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