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Tips 1:where to use , and The "," is created when we have three or more items in a series. This mark of punctuation is called the serial comma
The use of the comma would also apply when any of the seven coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet) join two independent clauses.

"and" is being used to coordinate two independent clauses. An independent clause-also known as a main clause-is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence

Tips 2: Using Capital Letter
1.The first words of a sentence
2. The pronoun "I"
3. Proper nouns
4. Family relationships
5. Titles preceding names, but not title that follow names
6. Directions that are names
7.The names of countries, nationalities, and specific languages
Tips 3: Using Hypens
Two words brought together as a compound may be written separately, written as one word, or connected by hyphens
Use a hyphen to join two or more words serving as a single adjective before a noun:
However, when compound modifiers come after a noun, they are not hyphenated.
Use a hyphen with compound numbers example:
forty-six
Use a hyphen to avoid confusion or an awkward combination of letters
Use a hyphen with the prefixes ex- (meaning former), self-, all-; with the suffix -elect; between a prefix and a capitalized word; and with figures or letters:
Example:
T-shirt
mid-1990s
Use a hyphen to divide words at the end of a line if necessary, and make the break only between syllables.

Tips 4:Parentheses ()
Parentheses are occasionally and sparingly used for extra, nonessential material included in a sentence.

Tips 5: Using A and An
"A" goes before all words that begin with consonants
with one exception: Use an before unsounded h.
"An" goes before all words that begin with vowels.
with two exceptions - When u makes the same sound as the y in you, or o makes the same sound as w in won, then a is used.

Tips 6:
Verbs are also said to be either active or passive in voice. In the active voice, the subject and verb relationship is straightforward: the subject is a be-er or a do-er and the verb moves the sentence along. In the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is neither a do-er or a be-er, but is acted upon by some other agent or by something unnamed.
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