what the fate of the death penalty is in other nations of the world, other than the USA.
In addition to the generally understood knowledge surrounding use of capitalization, what are the more obscure capitalization rules? Here are the essentials:
Capitalize family relationship references when used as proper nouns (Uncle Bill) but do not capitalize general references to “uncles.”
Capitalize titles preceding names but not titles following names (Senator James Robb but not James Robb, the senator).
Capitalize directions that refer to geographical areas (the West, the South of France) but not when referring to points on a compass (I live west of campus).
Holidays (but not seasons)
The first word in a direct quote
Eras and events
Lastly, capitalize all major words in a title (novel, song, poem, etc.) but not “the,” “a,” or “an” unless they are the first words in a title. Do not capitalize short prepositions in tiles like “of” and “in” unless they are the first words in a title.
2.Underline or italicize titles of larger works such as books, magazines, or long works that contain smaller sections such as a collection of short stories or an album/CD title.
A Clockwork Orange (novel)
East Coast Surf (magazine)
Everything That Rises Must Converge (short story collection)
Stadium Arcadium (CD)
Use quotation marks for titles of shorter works such as individual short stories, songs, and book chapters.
“The Lame Shall Enter First” (short story)
“Magic Carpet Ride” (song)
“An Arkansaw Difficulty” (chapter title from the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)
Apostrophes are used in two situations:
a. Contractions – contractions are easy. When you contract two words into one word, you put an apostrophe in place of the missing letters. Here are some examples with which you’re probably familiar:
I am = I’m
Do not = don’t
Will not = won’t
It is = it’s
Note: most apostrophes used with contractions are placed just before the last letter of the word in use. Sometimes, however, the apostrophe is placed before the last two letters, as with “they’re” (for “they are). The rule for this is that an apostrophe must follow a consonant so, if a contraction ends with a vowel (like with the contraction for “they are”) we must hunt the nearest consonant to place the apostrophe.
b. Noun possession – possession in this case means showing that something (a thing, a quality, a characteristic) belongs to a noun subject.
“The city’s culture”
“My friend’s truck is red”
Once you have determined that you need an apostrophe for possessive reasons, you have to decide if the noun possessor word is plural or singular. The possessor words in our three examples from above are “Jim”, “city”, and “friend” and they are singular possessive words because there are only one of each of them.
In the singular case, the apostrophe goes after the last letter in the word and before ‘s’.
The plural form involves two or more possessors and the apostrophe follows the ‘s’.
“The ladies’ shoes”
“Ladies” is the plural form of “lady” and the apostrophe indicates (or agrees with) the plurality. It’s as if the ‘s’ after the plural word proves that there are two or more subjects involved. Here are a couple more examples:
“My dogs’ bowl” (which indicates more than one dog)
“The players’ union meeting”
Lastly, when you have a noun ending with the letter ‘s’ already what do you do? How do you indicate possession with the following?
Chris + sock
Often you will see written, “Chris’ sock.” Just be aware that this use is grammatically incorrect, though popular in use. The grammatically correct use is:
Hyphens can be confusing but if you apply the following five rules they will always help you decide when and how to use the hyphen:
a. When joining two or more words to form a single adjective (something that “describes” a noun) occurring before a noun.
The jam-packed street.
A faster-than-ordinary car.
When compound modifiers come after the noun, however, they are not hyphenated.
The street was jam packed.
The car was faster than ordinary.
b. Use a hyphen with compound numbers and fractions.
c. In general, use hyphens to avoid confusing word combinations. For example, to “re-cover” means to cover something anew, while “recover” presents indicates an entirely different perspective.
d. Use a hyphen with the following prefixes, between a prefix and a capitalized word, and with figures or letters.
e. Use hyphens to break words between syllables at the end of a page line.
“If I use a hyphen correctly I can demonstrate my knowledge of this sometimes com-
Articles don’t usually give us too much trouble because there are only two: ‘the’ and ‘a’. Articles are kinds of adjectives that basically provide information about a noun.
Use ‘the’ when referring to something specific: The dog.
Use ‘a’ when referring to something generally: A pin tail longboard.
Basically, ‘the’ refers to one, specific item, while ‘a’ refers to any one among a number of items.
There is one rule, however, that can be confusing—when to use ‘a’ and when to use ‘an’. Here’s the rule:
Use ‘a’ to introduce words that begin with consonants (with the exception of an unsounded H).
Use ‘an’ to introduce words beginning with vowels.
Our goal this week has been to provide foundational understanding of essential grammatical and syntax rules and I hope that you have found a measure of comfort regarding the things we have covered.
Please read the instructions carefully and copy link so you can see how to write it also view the sample of the paper so you can understand. The research question that I sort to answer in this study is what the fate of the death penalty is in other nations of the world, other than the USA. Source should be within five years.