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#1
"He does not work he either plays watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Does this sentence make sense? If so, how would you properly punctuate this sentence?
#3
"He does not work, he either plays, watches television, or sleeps, and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Even that doesn't look quite right to me, but it's the best I could do without changing the actual sentence.
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#5
Quote by hug a llama
"He does not work; he either plays, watches television, or sleeps, and he literally sleeps under a rock."


That, maybe?

Or maybe this.

Quote by hug a llama
"He does not work, he either: plays, watches television, or sleeps; and he literally sleeps under a rock."


No idea. I missed the lessons on colons and semicolons, because I was at home playing spyro.
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#6
I believe it would also end as 'Literally, he sleeps under a rock'

Tho I am regularly wrong.
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#7
"He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps, and he literally sleeps under a rock."
#8
"He does not work` he either plays- watches television+ or sleeps; and he literally sleeps under a rock."

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#9
Quote by hug a llama
"He does not work he either plays watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Does this sentence make sense? If so, how would you properly punctuate this sentence?

"He does not work; he either plays television or sleeps, and he literally lives under a rock."

Semicolon, bitches.
#10
Quote by Kumanji
"He does not work: he either plays, watches television or sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock"


Sounds good, but I'd go for:

"He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock."
#11
"He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps. He literally sleeps under a rock."
#12
He doesn't work. He either plays, watches television, or sleeps, literally under a rock.

The sleep part dsnt make sense to me atm but i don't know the context
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#13
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"He does not work: he either plays, watches television or sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock"

This is correct
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#14
Quote by hug a llama
"He does not work he either plays watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Does this sentence make sense? If so, how would you properly punctuate this sentence?

He does not work, instead, he plays, watches television and sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock.

Semi colons ftw.

or

He does not work, he either: plays; watches television, or sleeps - he literally sleeps under a rock.

Punctuation ftw
#15
"He does not work; he either plays, watches television, or sleeps, and he literally sleeps under a rock."
I am almost positive about this.

edit: There's a semicolon after work because the preceding statement is a complete sentence.
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#16
your not meant to have anything like a comma, full stop etc before the word "and"
so Hdap101 seems best
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Quote by hug a llama
"He does not work he either plays watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Does this sentence make sense? If so, how would you properly punctuate this sentence?

He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps. And he litterally sleeps under a rock. Or something like that (I have't look at the replies :O)
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#18
I rather thought the idea was to maintain it in one sentence?! xD Previous multi-sentence suggestions seem way better and flow much more smoothly than my gargantuan and arcane construction.
#19
Perhaps:
"He does not work, he either plays, watches television, or sleeps; and he literally sleeps under a rock."

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No idea. I missed the lessons on colons and semicolons, because I was at home playing spyro.

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#21
Quote by Jaymz_515
Perhaps:
"He does not work, he either plays, watches television, or sleeps; and he literally sleeps under a rock."

?

nah, I think the use of colons is necessary for this sentence. Your use of the semi colon isn't correct, it should say "or sleeps: he literally...". No need for the "and"

#22
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This is correct

No it isn't. He used a colon, which does not work. Needed to use a semicolon.
#23
As one sentence?

"He does not work; he either plays, watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock.

The semi colon is there because 'He does not work' is a full sentence. You are starting a new sentence at 'he', but you obvioulsy want them linked and they are linked in subject matter so you can join them with a semi-colon to show that they are two seperate statements but that they are closely related. There's only one comma and it's after 'plays', because after 'television' there is an 'or' which means you don't need another comma. You don't put a comma before the 'and' beacuse it's a conjuntion.

But there's no real desperate need for a semi-colon so two sentences is better.

"He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock.

EDIT: Lol, why is everyone ramming a million unnecesary bits of punctuation into this sentence? lol
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#24
"He does not work; he either plays with himself or the television or sleeps, and he literally lives under a rock."
#25
Quote by thegreenmile
your not meant to have anything like a comma, full stop etc before the word "and"
so Hdap101 seems best


Wrong. A comma before an "AND" is known as an Oxford, Serial or Harvard comma.
#28
Quote by Kumanji
"He does not work: he either plays, watches television or sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock"

No, that doesn't work, I don't think. It's a bit choppy anyway.

I'd go with:

He does not work. He either plays, watches television, or sleeps; he literally sleeps under a rock.
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"He does not work. He either plays, watches television or sleeps under a rock - literally"
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#32
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Wrong. A comma before an "AND" is known as an Oxford, Serial or Harvard comma.



Wether you want to use it or not is really your choice but I find it muddles up the sentence needlessly. You don't need to put it in at all, so why bother? It's mostly an American thing, I think.

EDIT: I should add, I think the sentence is fairly clumbsy in and of its self without any of the pit's wise grammar-tampering
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#33
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eDIT: Lol, why is everyone ramming a million unnecesary bits of punctuation into this sentence? lol


I was htinking that... you don't need commas with 'or' or 'and' generally...
#34
"He does not work; he either plays, watches television, or sleeps. He literally sleeps under a rock as well."

That's what I would do.
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"He does not work he either plays watches television or sleeps and he literally sleeps under a rock."

Does this sentence make sense? If so, how would you properly punctuate this sentence?


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#36
He does not work. He either plays, watches television, or sleeps. He literally sleeps under a rock.

that last part is wierd, I just took out the and but I'm sure these is a better way to do it.
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#37
I remember being told that you couldn't split the infinitive (in this case "He *literally* sleeps).... so tecnically, "literally" should be in a different place...
#38
What the lovely John said

"He does not work; he either plays, watches television, or sleeps, and he literally sleeps under a rock."


That, I think.
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#39
"He doesn't work; he either plays, watches television or sleeps, literally under a rock."

Or maybe?

"He doesn't work; he either plays, watches television or sleeps under a rock, literally."
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I remember being told that you couldn't split the infinitive (in this case "He *literally* sleeps).... so tecnically, "literally" should be in a different place...



You're only not supposed to split the infinitive if you live in 19th century Britain It's not really a rule anymore, it's just a choice...
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