Molly’s Magic Decoder Ring: Pronouns and Punctuation


Posted on August 27th, by Molly in Blog. No Comments

After a while, it gets a little embarrassing to be unsure of pronouns and punctuation. I hope these pointers can help.

  1. Easily confused pronoun forms:

He She It —- pronoun

His Hers Its —- possessive pronoun

He’s she’s it’s — contraction

 

It was not its turn yesterday, but it’s now!

 

  1. Easily confused punctuation:

. , ; : (not emoticons)

I love the rain this morning. The garden won’t need to be watered.

(two complete sentences)

 

I love the rain this morning, and the garden won’t need to be watered.

(two complete sentences with a conjunction)

 

I love the rain this morning; the garden won’t need to be watered.

( two complete sentences that are closely related in meaning)

 

If it hadn’t rained this morning, I would have had to water everything: the front garden, the herb garden, the patio potted plants, the window boxes, and the terraced garden.

( a sentence with a list)

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