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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
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...
5 - double quotation and if you have an example inside, say, a conversation, then that should be single quotations. The Americans are different on this....hence the confusion

6. Also, I thought that the same principle applied for the brackets....I may be wrong on that one, ( xx) first up, then [yyy(xxx)yyyy] fort second
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Mark Rae -

Re: Question 5.

This is want I meant: Which ones are correct??

A - It was 'Jurassic Park;'

B - It was 'Jurassic Park:'

C - It was "Jurassic Park;"

D - It was "Jurassic Park:"

And another question, when staring of with re: is it 're' or 'Re'?
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Starting, rather.
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SORRY!

Question 5 again:

Which ones are correct??

A - It was 'Jurassic Park;'

B - It was 'Jurassic Park:'

C - It was "Jurassic Park";

D - It was "Jurassic Park":

And another question, when staring of with re: is it 're' or 'Re'?
None of them is correct, IMO, as they all include a punctuation mark within the (single or double) quotes.


> And another question, when staring of with re: is it 're' or 'Re'?

If by "staring of" you mean "starting off" as in beginning a sentence, then it's "Re".
it depends what is coming after jurassic park!
Extinction and Suspension, me fears.
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So what should I do if I'm talking about movies, and I'm using quotation marks in a sentence or paragraph, then I need to use a : or a ;??

Thanks. ;-)
Question 2. They can and should have capital letters if the genres are defined terms within the document you are creating.
the decision between whether to use : or; is made depending on what comes after it
Milvus, no more so than any other word used as a heading.

Would you really say that e.g. Jimi Hendrix was a Rock guitarist or Miles Davis a Jazz musician...?
LL I think you'll need to give a real example. The decision whether to use single or double quotation marks will almost certainly have no bearing on the decision to use a colon or a semi-colon.
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It was 'Jurassic Park;' in 2011, 'Avatar' is.

OR

It was 'Jurassic Park'; in 2011, 'Avatar' is.
Well, as neither of those makes any grammatical sense, pick whichever one you like!
I don't understand some of these, A & B look the same to me in questions 1 and 5...
but the "Jurassic Park" examples should have the semicolons outside the inverted commas, not inside.
Ah - ignore the above, I have just spotted the punctuation in each line is different. Both wrong, the punctuation should still be outside.
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Sorry, but I'm not too good at explaining things. I'll try again.

When naming films, albums, track tiltles, books or whatever, I always use quotations; for example:

The biggest film of all time is 'Avatar'; in 1993, it was 'Jurassic Park.'

Or the I use those use the quotation marks outside of 'Avatar', as follows...

The biggest film of all time is 'Avatar;' in 1993, it was 'Jurassic Park.'
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Or do I, rather. Sorry.
You should write it thus:

The biggest film of all time is 'Avatar'; in 1993, it was 'Jurassic Park'.
(Single or double quotation marks will do, but the semi-colon and full stop must be outside the QMs.)

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