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Four repeated words Mechanics

Sometimes we we repeat words by accident that spellcheckers don't detect.

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Three repeated words Mechanics

Sometimes we we repeat words by accident that spellcheckers don't detect.

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Move punctuation outside quotes after in text citation In Text Citations Must Be Within Sentence

"Punctuation marks such as periods, commas, and semicolons should appear after the parenthetical citation. Question marks and exclamation points should appear within the quotation marks if they are a part of the quoted passage but after the parenthetical citation if they are a part of your text" (Prudue OWL).

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Periods and Commas Go Inside Quotation Marks (USA) Quote György Chityil - George
Colons and Semicolons Are Always Placed Outside of Quotes Quote György Chityil - George
Two Single Quotes Instead Of A Double Quote Quote

Some writers use two single quotes for a double quote.

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Hyphenate number plus noun compound modifiers Hyphens

Hyphenate compound adjectives in which one element is a cardinal or ordinal number (whether a figure or a word) and the other a noun (for example, "six-month period", "12-person capacity"). The introduction of the "open" style into the 1985 Statute Revision (for example, six month period) has been superseded.

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Hyphenate comparative and superlative adjectives when compoundeded with modifiers Hyphens

Comparative and superlative forms of adjectives are hyphenated when compounded with other modifiers (for example,"shorter-term loan").

György Chityil - George
Hyphenate noun-plus-adjective compound modifiers Hyphens

Hyphenate noun-plus-adjective compounds - when they occur in that order - whether used attributively (before the noun) or predicatively (after the noun) (for example, \"duty-free goods\", \"goods that are duty-free\").

György Chityil - George
Hyphenate article + preposition + noun compound adjectives Hyphens

Preposition-plus-noun compound adjectives are hyphenated as well (for example,"after-tax income").

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