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Is this slogan ok?

Postby nottocus » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:37 pm

The school I'm at wants to use the following for the student handbook. It's translated from Chinese.

Appreciate, cherish and encourage one another,

Set goals and be both helpful and benevolent.


Does it need a full stop at the end of the first line or is the comma ok?

Also, if a comma at the end of the first line is OK, does the second line need to start with a capital letter?

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Re: Is this slogan ok?

Postby Josef » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:18 am

The first line needs a full stop or semi-colon at the end.
If you use a full stop, you must follow it with a capital letter.
If you use a semi-colon, you normally follow it with a small letter.

Appreciate, cherish and encourage one another.
Set goals and be both helpful and benevolent.

OR...

Appreciate, cherish and encourage one another; set goals and be both helpful and benevolent.

(I would also such that "both" in the second part is unnecessary.)

You may wish to check this page on punctuation.


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