SAT Writing and Language Drill 3.1 Conventions of Punctuation

Is it better to use a comma or a dash? Is it just personal preference? This video the technologies to reduce water usage at power plants might just give you the answer.

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words and thinking paranoia Clea what They mean almost like

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anyone but steam turbines and lack of power guarantees Colin

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can you notice the heating cooling towers that i lied

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about watering atmosphere of operation or other cooling like way

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back in the day A hundred billion is used for

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the unit was under active voice thing There's no way

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You're gonna cost me for killing your affect earlier That

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he's everywhere you go michael doesn't want indian temple where

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a cool design there were driving Right Chart here went

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through recirculating and dry cooling place Like i'm going to

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use that lesson there will use recycled water Okay well

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here it is First one thermo electric power generating stations

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That thing is underlines Let's Go up and find it

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in the text And it's right there in the first

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sentence Most of the electricity in the u s is

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produced using steam turbines in thermo electric power generating stations

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that use coal natural gas or nuclear power to generate

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heat All right Uh we're wondering what's wrong with that

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Well let's see subtle things here Well because the station's

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generate power they could be described as stations that are

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power generating See the little dash in there together Those

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two words function as a compound adjective so they should

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be hyphenated are conjoined when they appear before the noun

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they modified So there's a little dash thing that goes

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in there Yeah These people are really picky Who write

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the test in this case the now they modify is

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stations so it doesn't get any of the hyphenate ng

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fun The word thermo electric describes the type of power

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being generated and it can sit next to power without

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a comma hyphen or anything else Because those guys are

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accumulative adjective buds right Well without any hyphen in all

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the meaning of the descriptions kind of unclear Are the

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stations them so selves Thermo electric is the power they

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generate Thermo electric well without a trustee hyphen we can't

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be sure we could put a comma after thermo electric

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But it describes the type of power being generated In

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other words we're looking at a cumulative adjective not a

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co ordinate One came out of the coordinate smackdown Yeah

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you got to know death Speaking of things that don't

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make sense well there's also no reason at a hyphen

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between generating and stations stations is a noun announced Do

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not engage in hyphenation with adjectives They're introverts like that

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and we think that's forbidden in the bible but not 00:02:33.34 --> [endTime] sure