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LimpyLionel | 20:51 Sun 10th Jul 2011 | Jobs & Education
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Question 1.

Which is correct?

A - Despite saying this game is "not good".

B - Despite saying this game is "not good."

Question 2.

Do music genres have capital letters?

For example: House, Trance, Electro... etc

Question 3.

When writing, for example: House, Trance, Electro... etc << Is the 'etc' or 'Etc'?

Question 4.

Is there a name for the three full stops after a sentence? For example: House, Trance, Eletcro...

Question 5.

Do you use quotation marks out of these examples?

A - It was 'Jurassic Park;' [or for double quotation marks]

B - It was 'Jurassic Park:' [or for double quotation marks]

Question 6

What's the different between using (these) and [these]?

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1. A

2. I can't think of any reason why they should - cf rock, jazz, ragtime etc.

3. etc

4. Ellipsis

5. Consider the single or double quotes as part of the word they qualify, therefore keep the punctuation marks outside them.

6. Depends on context...
20:55 Sun 10th Jul 2011
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Which example is correct?

Miami, New York, Sacramento, Houston... etc, are all great American cities.

OR

Miami, New York, Sacramento, Houston, etc, are all great American cities

Or, if they're both incorrect, how would you write it?

Thanks.
Miami, New York, Sacramento, Houston, etc., are all great American cities.
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Thanks. ;-)
Boxy, no need for the full stop and comma after etc.

Etc represents 'and others'. Therefore:

Miama, New York, Sacramento, Houston and others are all great American cities.

Miama, New York, Sacramento, Houston etc are all great American cities.

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