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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

14 Punctuation Marks

Filed under: Author Tips,Punctuation,Speaker Tips — Larry James @ 7:30 am

Punctuation is “the use of spacing, conventional signs, and certain typographical devices as aids to the understanding and correct reading, both silently and aloud, of handwritten and printed texts.”

PunctuationMarksI know. This is basic stuff, but it doesn’t hurt to get an update every once in a while. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

Since proper punctuation is an essential part of successful communication, remembering basic punctuation rules will make it easier for you to write clearly and effectively.

Read, “What Are the Fourteen Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?” @

GrammarHere are the fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar:

1. Period,
2. Comma – Often overused!
3. Colon,
4. Semicolon,
5. Dash,
6. Hyphen,
7. Apostrophe,
8. Question mark – Often overused! Right?
9. Exclamation point – Often overused!
10. Quotation mark,
11. Brackets,
12. Parenthesis,
13. Braces,
14. Ellipses – Often overused!

BONUS Article: 14 Punctuation Marks That You Never Knew Existed
15 Punctuation Marks


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