The power of punctuation rules! And how to use them.
Good writing always needs even better punctuation, yet for some writers, punctuation holds many mysteries.
However, the one great aspect about punctuation is that apart from the UK full stop being a period in US English, the rules are exactly the same – in all forms of English.
Of course, we have all seen the classic examples such as these two below:
Let’s eat, grandma.
Let’s eat grandma.
Woman, without her man, is nothing.
Woman! Without her, man is nothing.
But these two examples concentrate only on the use of the comma. So how does a writer know when to use an em dash, an en dash, ellipses, or worse, a semi-colon?
Well, help is at hand in the form of this fantastic infographic, which gives absolute clarity to where and how punctuation should be used, correctly.
Now you have no excuse for bad punctuation! Do you?
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