Semester 1 – Sentences of the Week

 

#1:  His room smelled of cooked grease, Lysol, and age.(Maya Angelou, “I Know Why

      the Caged Bird Sings”)

 

Serial commas:

http://www.grammar.com/serial-comma-rule-red-white-and-blue/

 

#2:  “I feel braver when I’m around you, you know,” he says. “Like I could actually fit in

       here, the same way you do.”  (Veronica Roth, Divergent)

 

Punctuation of dialogue:

http://theeditorsblog.net/2010/12/08/punctuation-in-dialogue/

 

#3:  There are two choices at this time: run away or fight.

 

Colons:

https://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/colons.asp

 

#4:  We have learned so much; we have so far to go.  (Dave Pelzer, A Child Called It)

 

Semi-Colons:

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/semicolon

 

#5:  “Forty-four percent of stressed people lose sleep every night.” (“Stress is Killing

       You”)

 

MLA format for Numbers:

https://www.una.edu/writingcenter/docs/Writing-Resources/The%20Rules%20Regarding%20the%20Use%20Numerals%20in%20APA%20and%20MLA%20styles.pdf

 

#6:  Arguably, Led  Zeppelin’s song “Stairway to Heaven” from their untitled fourth

      album (sometimes referred to as Led Zeppelin IV), is the best rock song of all time.

 

Punctuation of Titles:

https://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/documents/Punctuating_Titles_chart.pdf

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