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The comma rules you should know

On the one hand, the comma is apparently the most popular punctuation mark in English; on…

How to use ‘such as’ correctly

We use ‘such as’ to give an example or examples that corroborate what we’re saying or…

Quotation marks: uses, rules, British/American styles

Quotation marks (inverted commas) are one of the unique punctuation marks in English. They’re generally used…

What to know about ellipsis (punctuation)

An ellipsis is one of those simple but often overused or misused punctuation marks. While some…

Oxford comma: why comma before ‘and’, ‘or’ is necessary

This usage of the comma has instigated arguments from writers and grammarians over the years. As…

Hyphen: Uses you should know

The hyphen is a punctuation mark that is sometimes underrated. For some writers, it is only…

En dash: the tricky dash

The en dash (or en rule) is shorter than the em dash, longer than the hyphen,…

Em dash: the regular dash

The em dash (—), or long dash, is probably the most versatile punctuation mark because it…

Exclamation mark: what you should know about it

The exclamation mark (or exclamation point) is a punctuation mark that looks simple—and it really is—but…

Semicolon: understanding the uniqueness

The semicolon (;) is a unique punctuation mark, but while some consider it the most feared…

Colon: often misused, now explained

The colon (:) acts as a pointer that introduces a list of items or examples, or…

Round & square brackets: use them, look smarter

Some of us have used round and square brackets interchangeably over the years because we didn’t…

Question mark: did you know these rules?

The question mark (?) is another simple punctuation mark we use every day just to make…

Full stop: more than end of sentence symbol

The full stop (.), full point (both British English) or period (American) is apparently the simplest…

Punctuation: why bother about it?

Show me a discourse without punctuation and I’ll show you what ‘meaningless’ means. In speech and…