Elements Of The Sentence

So you’ve got several several different elements in your sentence what you want to do is separate them with what are called serial commas that’s ser I al not like the breakfast cereal that you eat let’s say I am teaching on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday I’ve got three different elements Monday Tuesday and Wednesday what I’ve done is to put a comma after Monday comment after Tuesday and there’s the and Wednesday so put the serial comma first comma second columns a lot of writers will not have the second comma it’ll just say Monday comma Tuesday and Wednesday you’re gonna see that a lot in current newspapers and magazines and advertisements but for your purpose in writing professional college work you want to use the serial comma this is the professional way that this is the formal way rather than the informal.

So we want to see that in your papers italicize ation always put books magazines and newspapers in italics now article titles from a magazine or online both going to be quotes let’s have quotes around now another tool that will help to keep your works looking really professional is to keep your verbs together and what do I mean by that often people will put an ever smack that in the middle of the verb and we usually talk like that like instead of saying something generally was abandoned we say it was generally abandoned so the adverb is smack dab in the middle of the verb but for your purpose and writing professionally you want to make it generally was abandoned keith was and abandoned together probably will be addressed is correct rather than will be probably addressed so you see so probably comes first and will be addressed the verb is together now just like adverbs like generally probably modified verbs so do adjectives modify nouns like for exam all time high these three words are separated by space here.

But what’s correct is if you met a hyphen between all in time because both these words modify hi so you want to make sure you kind of tightly when you’ve got two adjectives modifying and modifying that now another example of that would be small town economy small and town two separate words but they’re both adjectives modifying the economy so stick that – in there it would really help you to look more professional to give you attention another thing that a lot of writers do they use the possessive putting an apostrophe s where it doesn’t need to be possessive is only when you’re talking about when somebody owns something there’s ownership of it it doesn’t go with decades for example like if you got it 1900 people put the apostrophe before the S no it’s there’s no apostrophe it’s just nineteen hundred’s with a small s you’re gonna see that a lot in advertisement where people say I’ve got CDs for sale they’ll do it like CD apostrophe s this supposed to be CDs CD CD and then small house so if you can do that you’re going to look a lot more professional.