Helpful Grammar Tips

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Diskoh
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Mibba
July 7th, 2006 at 02:30pm
I made my friend read this Cool
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Mibba
July 7th, 2006 at 04:09pm
I have also noticed in quite a few stories that when someone has open-ended quotes[No speaker tags] there have been a lack of periods at the end.

What I've seen:
"Hello"
"How are you?'
"I am fine"

What I should see:
"Hello."
"How are you?"
"I am fine."

I don't know if this matters too much. ._.
This just bothers me somewhat.
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July 7th, 2006 at 04:41pm
Erin the sexy bitch Cool:
I have also noticed in quite a few stories that when someone has open-ended quotes[No speaker tags] there have been a lack of periods at the end.

What I've seen:
"Hello"
"How are you?'
"I am fine"

What I should see:
"Hello."
"How are you?"
"I am fine."

I don't know if this matters too much. ._.
This just bothers me somewhat.


Like I see this ALOT as an edit here... That too a pet peeve of mine... If it's a question or exclaimation those punctation marks are used... it's like what do people have against periods? Wink



"Where did we go?"
"I'm here!"
"Okay"
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July 10th, 2006 at 04:19pm
The dot-dot-dot thing is called an elipses
or however you spell it.
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July 14th, 2006 at 11:13am
thats helpful when i post mine i will make sure not to srcew them up
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Mibba
July 21st, 2006 at 07:22pm
It's great to have some descriptions in, but sometimes people take it too far. You don't really need 3 adjectives to describe one thing. Sometimes things even work well without any/much description.

There's one thing that I found really useful whilst writing stories. I read some of what I 'd written and made a list of words I'd used a lot so I could look them up in a thesaurus and find alternatives. I haven't changed many yet, but I have used those words less so it does help. I also made a list of speech words that I have out whenever I'm writing, which helps me to avoid using the same speech words over and over again. I think it's a pretty good idea and it works so gove it a go.
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July 29th, 2006 at 10:31pm
dude, it's like...english class or something. Ew.
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July 30th, 2006 at 03:01pm
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dude, it's like...english class or something. Ew.

Laughing agreed
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August 2nd, 2006 at 02:16pm
xstarry_nightsx:
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dude, it's like...english class or something. Ew.

Laughing agreed
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Mibba
August 2nd, 2006 at 02:19pm
Nowhere Girl:
xstarry_nightsx:
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dude, it's like...english class or something. Ew.

Laughing agreed
:mark:


Then please don't write a story if you can't appreciate it or use it.
Nowhere Girl
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August 2nd, 2006 at 02:23pm
Pickle:
Nowhere Girl:
xstarry_nightsx:
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dude, it's like...english class or something. Ew.

Laughing agreed
:mark:


Then please don't write a story if you can't appreciate it or use it.
I don't write stories... Very Happy so don't get your socks in a knot!
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Mibba
August 2nd, 2006 at 02:27pm
Then why are you posting in the stories thread that deals with writing a story if you don't write them?

And I'm not wearing socks, thank you very much love.
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August 2nd, 2006 at 02:29pm
Pickle:
Then why are you posting in the stories thread that deals with writing a story if you don't write them?
I was originally reading the thread and appreciating the good grammar when I came across a funny post, so I replied.
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Mibba
August 2nd, 2006 at 02:34pm
With a smiley to a kind of disrespectful post. . . . gee, you put me in my place.
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August 2nd, 2006 at 02:46pm
Move along folks... Nothing to see here...
Diskoh
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Mibba
August 2nd, 2006 at 06:22pm
Pickle:
Then why are you posting in the stories thread that deals with writing a story if you don't write them?

And I'm not wearing socks, thank you very much love.

She could of been looking for a nice story to read. -shrugs-
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Mibba
August 9th, 2006 at 11:00pm
I've been seeing a new trend in punctuation mistakes and to put it bluntly, it's really pissing me off Neutral
I've seen in multiple stories that people are putting periods and commas outside of quotations, replacing periods at the end of sentence with commas and putting periods outside of quotations when there are already exclamation points or question marks inside of them.

What I've seen:
Elle had a suspicous look on her face. "He's in a band?" She asked.
"What are they called?". Tara asked.
"I forgpt, anyway I goota go to French"
"Yeah im off to drama".
Elle sighed,
"Art, here I come".
Elle grabbed her sketch book and pencil case out of her locker. The made her way to Art class,
"Elle, sit with me", Ash said,


What I should see:
Elle had a suspicous look on her face. "He's in a band?" She asked.
"What are they called?" Tara asked.
"I forgot, anyway, I gotta go to French."
"Yeah I'm off to drama."
Elle sighed.
"Art, here I come."
Elle grabbed her sketch book and pencil case out of her locker. The made her way to Art class.
"Elle, sit with me," Ash said.
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Mibba
August 10th, 2006 at 01:15pm
Oh! I know! It drives me up the wall! I can't stand it! I want to scream when I see it! Do you not listen in English class? Have you never read a book or magazine in your life? How could you think that's right?
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Mibba Blog
August 10th, 2006 at 03:43pm
I see alot of:



"Hi", she said and smiled

"Come with me to the store", I told her


Sometimes the entire story is like that. . .which is very frustrating.
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Mibba
August 10th, 2006 at 04:20pm
That's why I can't be an editor. I would send every single story back and scream 'Fix it you moron!'.
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