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Cariad

first registered 03.06.10

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This excellent site from Bristol University might help anyone unsure about grammar or punctuation - run on sentences, dangling participles, the comma splice etc.

Simple explanaions and quick, simple, tick-the-box exercises to test.

If you don't need to know how to suck eggs, great. If you're not sure on some things - it's a good site:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_41.htm#exindex


Posted: 31/07/2012 12:13:58
Last Edit: 31/07/2012 12:15:54 by Cariad

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Cariad

first registered 03.06.10

last online 2 days ago

Looks good.

I think I'm okay for the most part, but I'm aware there are blanks there need filling. This'll be darned useful when my head's functioning. Bookmarked for later.

Thanks for this.



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I couldn't think what a 'dangling participle' was. It appears I'm fine with using/spotting them, and I now know what they are.



Posted: 31/07/2012 14:20:10

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Cariad

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Did you know what 'pleonasm' is?

Posted: 31/07/2012 14:24:18

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rikasworld

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Did you know what 'pleonasm' is? <nolink>close quotes</nolink>



We oxymorons don't understand long words like pleonasm Wink

Posted: 31/07/2012 14:29:34

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Cariad

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We oxymorons don't understand long words like pleonasm Wink <nolink>close quotes</nolink>

Open-mouthed

Posted: 31/07/2012 14:30:06

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Lady Midnight

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I have a real problem with commas, so thanks for this - really useful. Open-mouthed

Posted: 31/07/2012 14:56:39

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Tantalus

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Pleonasm sounds rude.

Posted: 31/07/2012 14:58:42

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Cariad

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Pleonasm sounds rude. <nolink>close quotes</nolink>

snikker. I reckon they just thought it would attract teenagers and they'd end up absorbing the facts.

Posted: 31/07/2012 15:00:18

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LittleDevil

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Really good site, thanks!

Posted: 31/07/2012 15:01:35

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Cecily Macintyre

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snikker. I reckon they just thought it would attract teenagers and they'd end up absorbing the facts. <nolink>close quotes</nolink>

will share it with my teenager then!

Posted: 31/07/2012 15:34:30

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