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Punctuation

We recommend minimal punctuation in a dot-point series:

Lead-in sentence

Introduce lists, or dot-point series, with a lead-in sentence. E.g Regardless of whether each point will form a full sentence or part of one, dot-points must be in ‘parallel’; that is, they must follow the same grammatical structure:

eg You are eligible to be a Commonwealth Supported student if you are:

NOT You are eligible to be a Commonwealth Supported student if you are: Stand-alone lists do not need a lead-in sentence and usually don’t require dot points: eg
Meeting room equipment

Chairs (25)
Tables (2)
Lectern
Note that there is also no punctuation in a stand-alone list.

 

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