Example: Instead of John went to the store, He went to the…
Continue Reading A memo, short for memorandum, is a type of business document used in communicating specific information to groups.
When a question mark, exclamation point, or dash separates a title and a subtitle on the title page, we leave the original mark: , for English-language titles of books published in the United States, we add the serial comma before the conjunction preceding the final item in a series if the comma is missing. The following book was published by Verso in London, so the serial comma is not added: Jennifer Rappaport Jennifer Rappaport is managing editor, MLA style resources, at the Modern Language Association.
She received a BA in English and French from Vassar College and an MA in comparative literature from New York University, where she taught expository writing.
The title implies that whatever is contained in the memo should be remembered in the course of business, though the purpose is somewhat broader in practical application. Continue Reading I and me are personal pronouns, which are commonly confused in speech and writing. When to Use I I is a subjective pronoun, meaning that it should be used in the subject of a sentence.
Parentheses (always used in pairs) allow a writer to provide additional information.
By Jennifer Rappaport In a previous Ask the MLA post, we explained how to incorporate titles ending in question marks or exclamation points into works-cited-list entries.
But how do you incorporate such titles into your prose?
These two styles differ mainly in the way in which they handle quotation marks with adjacent punctuation, and the use or omission of the full point (period) with contraction abbreviations.
The terms open and closed punctuation have been applied to minimizing versus comprehensively including punctuation, respectively, aside from any dialectal trends.