How To Use The Punctuation Marks
There are fourteen punctuation marks used regularly in the English language. Punctuation marks are visual cues in our language that do a number of important things in writing:
Learn the rules of the fourteen punctuation marks–and then integrate all fourteen into your writing regularly–and you’ll see worlds of improvements and possibilities in your writing and communication.
- clarify text by breaking up sentences and paragraphs in a digestible manner;
- give rhythm and variety to text to make it more enjoyable to read;
- assist in combining complex thoughts that make logical links; and
- assist the reader in understanding tone, humor, irony, and emphasis.
Apostrophes Brackets Colons Commas Ellipses Em Dashes En Dashes Exclamation Marks Hyphens Parentheses Periods Question Marks Quotation Marks Semicolons
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