Punctuation question

EugeneChien

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If one were to write a title as "give it a shot! or not..." would that be correct punctuation wise? it looks weird having the ... afterwards, almost makes it look informal, but i have no idea how to phrase the sentence or change the punctuation to make it look right, any help?
 

Kadarin

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"Give it a shot! Or not..."

That's perfectly fine as a title, but like George says, knowing what it's for would be very helpful.
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: EugeneChien
for an essay

For what class (or is this for publication somewhere)? What's the subject? Is it a two or three pager, or more of a research paper? How anal is the instructor? Who is the intended audience?
 

Kadarin

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Originally posted by: EugeneChien
for a persuasive essay about flu shots

Ok, on reading your edit, I'm having trouble envisioning it working well, but I would suppose that would depend on the point of view taken in your essay, along with your writing style.
 

ATLien247

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I think it depends on your argument. If you're supporting flu shots, I'd go with just "Give it a shot!" for the title. Adding the "Or not..." sort of undermines the pro-flu shot argument from the beginning, but that might be your intent.