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Oh the main question, the style guide. What should I tell my teacher about that, any idea?
http://doclecture.net/1-7033.html


incorrect
we took a tent,a cooler,and a sleeping bag.

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we took tent,cooler,and a sleeping bag.


a material noun,when used in general sense,does not need determiner.

here tent and cooler are proper nouns because someone is taking them so they are some specific tent and cooler so as a rule there will be ‘zero article'.


also mentioned in exploring the world of English by syed saadat Ali shah page no: 430

indefinite article is used with ‘sleeping bag because it is the combination of adjective and common noun in the singular number

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Sorry to say but tent and cooler are not proper nouns but the commen nouns and an artical is specifically used to describe its properness.. so for the sentence a cooler is correct at it is avoiding the genralization and mentioning a coller specific taken to the trip...

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Sorry to say but tent and cooler are not proper nouns but the commen nouns and an artical is specifically used to describe its properness.. so for the sentence a cooler is correct at it is avoiding the genralization and mentioning a coller specific taken to the trip...

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yes cooler and tent are not proper nouns

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you were supposed to simply add a colon. Its usual to add a colon before u start writing names in a list. I just checked somewhere on the internet. We took: a cooler, a tent and a sleeping bag
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you were supposed to simply add a colon. Its usual to add a colon before u start writing names in a list. I just checked somewhere on the internet. We took: a cooler, a tent and a sleeping bag
dear this question has perturbed me



sorry but you are wrong

one is bound use colon after independent clause; having complete meaning

‘we took' is not an independent clause

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/edu...grammar/colons


http://m.grammarbook.com/punctuation-rules/colons.aspx




check rule number 2 in second link

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youre right. maybe theres no mistake there and we're just trying to make something out of it by the way, in my answer i just replaced took with brought. Took didn't feel right.
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There is a comma mistake in
A tent , a cooler, and..... incorrect
a tent, a cooler and .... correct
may be 2 mistake are there one of comma second is of article "a"
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There is a comma mistake in
A tent , a cooler, and..... incorrect
a tent, a cooler and .... correct
may be 2 mistake are there one of comma second is of article "a"
What about article 'a'?
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Oh the main question, the style guide. What should I tell my teacher about that, any idea?
Just say her to consult my mentioned site,because other than this error no mistake is there as far as my knowledge is concerned.
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Regarding the sentence we took a tent, a cooler, and a sleeping bag, the correction could only be of comma and thus the corrected sentence would be
We took a tent, a cooler and , a sleeping bag.

That's just what I think since there were also other sentences in this exercise that required mere correction of punctuation
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