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Punctuation

How do I improve my punctuation? I try and try to get it right but when I read the comments of the posts in shared work almost every one makes a remark about punctuation. Are there any online sites I could use to help me sort this problem out it's getting to me a little bit now and I don't want to give up writing because of this.

Asked by: ELSIE BYRON

  1. Jeremy Gavins 1 week ago

    You can tell how ignorant I am as I thought 'Eats, Shoots, and Leaves' was a cookbook.

    and since I never bother with cookbooks I never tried to find out what it was all about.

    Maybe I'll buy it.

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  2. ELSIE BYRON 1 week ago

    Thank you for your help I will definitely try both the book and Grammarly I have to get a grip on this problem. Thanks again.

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  3. Edward Richardson 1 week ago

    You might try (if you haven't done so already) the book 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' by Lynn Truss. There are many books on the subject, and more formal than 'E,S&L' I found 'The Penguin Guide to Punctuation' useful.
    Online sites may have their uses, but having several books on punctuation to hand gives me greater confidence. Build up your library, it is worth the effort.

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  4. Jeremy Gavins 1 week ago

    Grammarly has helped me with my punctuation problems.

    It is quite good really because as I write this response, it is checking my writing as it is being written,
    It has just told me that I am using passive voice

    If I make a mistake like,,,,,,, it tells me immediately that I have put in too many commas.

    It can get very annoying though as it doesn't like me using slang, or words it doesn't understand of which there (after just one weeks use) many

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