Re: Punctuation lists- an exhaustive scenarios list

Subject: Re: Punctuation lists- an exhaustive scenarios list
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 19:24:39 -0500

Chicago Manual of Style Onlinehttp://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

Inexpensive online reference, searchable, and with great FAQs. They answer
letters, and have resolved two dilemmas for me, this year.

Or The Gregg Reference Manual - Ninth Edition; Sabin, William A. (Probably
the best, most comprehensive guide to grammar, punctuation, and style there
is all in one book.) It's available at Amazon.

My recommendations :-)

PT


On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 12:47 PM, Rob Hudson <caveatrob -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hello Everyone,
>
> I'm teachig my students how to punctuate bulleted and numbered lists,
> and I'm looking for a style guide (or your recommendations) on how to
> handle the following scenarios:
>
> * how to punctuate items in a list when the items are complete sentences
> * how to punctuate items in a list when the items are not complete
> sentences
> * how to punctuate items in a list that contains internal punctuation
> * how to punctuate items in a list that is introduced by a clause,
> where each list item completes the sentence
> * how to punctuate items in a list that is introduced by a clause,
> where all list items complete the sentence (they are in a series)
> * how to punctuate items in a list that is introduced by a sentence,
> where each list item is a complete sentence
> * how to punctuate items in a list that is introduced by a sentence,
> where each list item is not a complete sentence
>
> I've consulted the Chicago Manual of Style, but it wasn't exhaustively
> prescriptive.
>
> I'd love to see what standards you all follow; I'm going to put
> together a consistent guide for my students.
>
> Rob
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