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Do Not Break Sentences in Two

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Matt Schneider

on 21 May 2011

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Transcript of Do Not Break Sentences in Two

Do not break sentences in two Periods are not the same as commas;
don't use them as such. Examples:
I met them on a Cunard liner many years ago. Coming home from Liverpool to New York.

She was an intersting talker. A woman who had traveled all over the world and lived in half a dozen countries.

I was talking to my mom about school. When my brother walked into the room. Incorrect This rule may be excepted in the
case of emphasis. Correct Examples: I met them on a Cunard liner many years ago, coming home from Liverpool to New York.

She was an interesting talker, a woman who had traveled all over the world and lived in half a dozen countries.

I was talking to my mom about school, when my brother walked into the room. One must be sure that the intended emphasis is correct, otherwise the intentions will appear to be a mistake. This strategy will most commonly be used in dialogue,
when a character is meant to speak in a fragmented way. examples: Again and again he called out. No reply. For a long time Japanese corporations used Southeast Asia merely as a cheap source of raw materials, as a place to dump outdated equipment and overstocked merchandise, and as a training ground for junior executives who needed minor league experience. But those days have ended. Sources The Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White Purdue OWL
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/609/04/ Matt Schneider and Caleb Burks Practice We decided to return home early.
And walked the rest of the way. It wasn’t a difficult concept to
understand. The children understood. Though the journey was long and
arduous. It was worth the trouble. The sight before our eyes was unbelievable, every
home had been returned to its original appearance. The council decided against the movement, yet the
people still had troubled thoughts on the new law.
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