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Topic: Should it be 'on' instead?
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 10:23:47 AM
At dawn of the 28th day of the third month in the fifth year of Kencho (1253), he climbed to the peak of Kasagamori on top of Mount Kiyosumi.

Should it be 'on' instead?

Thanks.
Topic: Is the comma after 'book' and the other after 'Singapore' needed?
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 7:20:28 AM
Jyrkkä Jätkä wrote:
Yes, that's correct.
(You're learning pretty well, Elaine ;-)

Thanks for the compliment.

Actually, I'm pretty slow on this topic. I have been asking similar questions so often. Only now do I have a clearer picture.

Topic: Is the comma after 'book' and the other after 'Singapore' needed?
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 6:04:06 AM
Thanks, JJ.

If written as follows, no comma is needed. Am I correct?

This interview was published in her book "Leaders of Singapore". (leaving out "later that year")
Topic: Is the comma after 'book' and the other after 'Singapore' needed?
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 3:21:43 AM
Mr Chew said the riot started when the protestors marched down Bukit Timah Road and fought with the police near the Chinese High School.

This charge that Mr Lim instigated violence at the rally has been accepted as fact, but it is something that he denied to the end of his days. In 1996, the year that he died, Mr Lim denied the charge for the last time in an interview with Melanie Chew. This interview was published in her book, Leaders of Singapore, later that year.

This matter may be now be corrected once and for all. In the recently uncovered speech, Mr Lim reminds the crowd that the police were employees too, and should not be the object of their rage. He also used levity to counteract the tense atmosphere of the protest.

Is the comma after 'book' and the other after 'Singapore' needed?

Thanks.
Topic: The writer Michael Viney left Dublin 13 years ago...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:18:00 PM
thar wrote:
No. This is apposition.
You say two different things about the same person without interrupting the flow with commas.

Thanks, thar.
Topic: The writer Michael Viney left Dublin 13 years ago...
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:34:45 PM
The writer Michael Viney left Dublin 13 years ago to live a life of peace and self-sufficiency in a remote house.


I think there should be a comma after writer and another comma after Viney. Hence, I would amend as follows: The writer, Michael Viney, left Dublin 13 years ago... . Am I correct?

Thanks.
Topic: Should the comma be inside or outside the close inverted commas?
Posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 12:10:07 AM
Fyfardens wrote:
Yes.

Thanks.
Topic: Shouldn't the words in the bold part be in uppercase?
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 11:28:08 PM
Alice Wells, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, met with Pakistani Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, the Foreign Ministry and U.S. Embassy said.

A Foreign Ministry statement said Wells "acknowledged Pakistan's efforts in eradicating terrorism" and "underlined the need for strengthening intelligence cooperation" to fight terrorism.

Shouldn't the words in the bold part be in uppercase, as it is a title?

Thanks.
Topic: Which is the correct sentence?
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 7:13:02 PM
Thanks, Romany and NKM.
Topic: Should the comma be inside or outside the close inverted commas?
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 7:08:09 PM
Fyfardens wrote:
Koh Elaine wrote:
My cousin said, "I'll arrive soon", but he did not turn up.


We don't normally use that first comma in BrE.

Thanks, Fyfardens.

My cousin said "I'll arrive soon", but he did not turn up.

Do you mean that the comma after 'said' is not needed in that sentence in British English?

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