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Cool Question mark as a comma? Interesting..

I found out that a question mark can replace a comma a few days ago. Weird. Things I should have been taught in high school...

This is a correct sentence. The 'and' should not be capitalized.

“Where is Eric’s car? and where is he, for that matter?”

I wont post all the rules and what not. But I just thought that was interesting!!

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Wait? you're no longer in high school?!
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I am 70 & i threw all the books away

I even turned my question marks upside down

¿ now all i need is a tow truck ¿
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When I was in school, I had a teacher that taught that there were 7 vowels.

Only 2 of them were used sometimes outside of the basic 5.

Well I gots to admit, that is one bangin' example of how write correct. Thanks for sharing your cup of truth to the rest of us.

Here's a hint for punctuation...anytime you use an apostrophe think of it as an arrow.

The arrow points to whose it is (possession) or where the letters are missing for a contraction. I see a lot of people that can't get it right or even close. Thinking of it as an arrow makes it so much easier.

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I never could speak no good English, and I tend to write it even worse.
I do read quite well though!

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I do read quite well though!

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Oh english, where words and sentences don't make sense. Thank god my girlfriend is going through to become an english teacher. Proofreading and spellcheck have helped me pass several classes.

It is just silly how BASS could mean a fish, or a musical instrument.
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amazing how many people graduate for High School & still don't know the plural for words like :
Fish, Deer, sheep, swine, moose, reindeer, caribou, elk, antelope, buffalo, bison
bass, cod, salmon, trout, tuna, halibut, perch, pike, shrimp
quail, grouse, aircraft, cannon

Fish does have a plural, but not when you are talking about the finned swimming thing that gets eaten
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amazing how many people graduate for High School & still don't know the plural for words like :
Fish, Deer, sheep, swine, moose, reindeer, caribou, elk, antelope, buffalo, bison
bass, cod, salmon, trout, tuna, halibut, perch, pike, shrimp
quail, grouse, aircraft, cannon

Fish does have a plural, but not when you are talking about the finned swimming thing that gets eaten
Now if he can just fine a word that rhymes with Plankton so Sponge Bob can make fun of him.
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When in doubt - leave punctuation out.
My English prof in college said that it is human nature to forget things.... people read your sentence and think to themselves-- "Gee- he forgot to place a comma after that word"
No harm- no foul.

On the other hand- It is also human nature to judge people... If you put a comma in the wrong spot people think to themselves-- "Wow! - That dude's an idiot!
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