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Punctuation Rules When You Proofread Your Thesis

Category : Proofreading
Date : December 14, 2015

When I put on my editing caps, I get that critical perspective to find punctuation errors in the documents often costing scholars to lose upon grades when otherwise the quality of their overall work is more deserving. Immaculate punctuation is very useful in enriching the work standards and it isn’t very difficult to do. You just need to know the simple ticks to ensure accurate use of punctuation.

Correct Use of Commas: Most immature writers often find the easiest use of comma to break up complex sentences but not at all places are where the commas belong. The most commonly found error is putting the comma before the word “and”. There is never a need of a comma before the word “and” as it itself is a natural bridge between two parts. Avoid using comma with “and” to stay safe though you may often hear a lot of controversies related to the same. Another word for a typical use of comma is “which”. This is one word where a comma is usually needed. Where the word “which” is used as a necessary pause and the next part of the sentence deals with a different idea a comma is imperative.

Correct Use of Single and Double Quotation: The use of single quotation and double quotation is not really a free hand choice with the writer. Their applicability differs and you need to know clearly where they need to be used specifically. We use the double quotation marks for any dialogue or speech which is being borrowed as it is from another text or speech without any modification from the end of the author. While, single quotation marks are only used for describing a questionable or false assumption that others mostly think as true.

Always remember that punctuation and grammar are very important for good essay writing or thesis editing. Using these simple tips can help to rid your document of the slips in punctuation marks that we often make in a haste or out of ignorance. These mistakes can be corrected by ensuring to give those extra few minutes at the end of finishing your writing task and give special attention to punctuations, apostrophe, quotation marks and comma. If you specifically take care of this then you would be able to see how much improved is the quality of your document with small little changes, if taken care of.

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