Punctuation refers to the various signs and symbols that are used in written language to:

  •        Clarify meaning
  •        Show emphasis
  •        Break passages of text into separate parts, making them easier to read

Punctuation rules are there to make sure that we all use punctuation marks consistently. If we all used punctuation according to our own preferences, it would become confusing, and it would no longer help to clarify the meaning of our text.  

Have a look at the table below to see the most important punctuation rules:

 Full stops and question marks

Commas and colons

Em dash

In the next part of this series, we’ll be covering Commonly Confused Words and Phrases.


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