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Form the possessive singular of nouns by adding 's

Rule 1
- 4 exceptions

1

In a series of three or more terms with a single conjunction, use a comma after each term except the last

Rule 2
-omit serial comma for business names

2

Enclose parenthetic expressions between commas

Rule 3
-restrictive modifiers are not parenthetic

3

Place a comma before a conjunction introducing an independent clause

Rule 4
- and, but, for, nor, or, yet, so

4

Do not join independent clauses with a comma

Rule 5
-semi colons suggest close relationship

5

Do not break sentences in two

Rule 6
-sentences must be independent clauses

6

Use a colon after an independent clause to introduce a list of particulars, an appositive, an amplification, or an illustrative quotation

Rule 7
-follows independent clause

7

Use a dash to set off an abrupt break or interruption and to announce a long appositive or summary

Rule 8
-usually use a comma

8

The number of the subject determines the number of the verb

Rule 9
-use plural verb with "one of.."

9

Use the proper case of pronoun

Rule 10
-whom is subjective

10

A participial phrase at the beginning of a sentence must refer to the grammatical subject

Rule 11
-"misplaced modifiers"