Punctuation Marks

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How do you define Punctuation? What is the definition of Punctuation? The definition of Punctuation is as follows:

 

English Grammar & Terminology Definition of Punctuation
Definition: The use of standard marks and signs in writing and printing to separate words into sentences, clauses, and phrases in order to clarify their meaning

Examples of Punctuation Marks : Comma, question mark, exclamation mark

Punctuation Marks

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The chief end of punctuation is to mark the grammatical connection and the dependence of the parts of a composition, but not the actual pauses made in speaking. Very often the points used to denote the delivery of a passage differ from those used when the passage is written. Nevertheless, several of the punctuation marks serve to bring out the rhetorical force of expression.

The principal marks of punctuation are:

  1. The Comma [ , ]
  2. The Semicolon [ ; ]
  3. The Colon [ : ]
  4. The Period or Full Stop [ . ]
  5. The Interrogation or Question Mark [ ? ]
  6. The Exclamation Mark [ ! ]
  7. The Dash [ ]
  8. The Parenthesis [ ( ) ]
  9. The Quotation Mark [ " " ]

The Comma

The comma is a punctuation mark (,) which is used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence. Click the following link for information about comma rules.

Comma Rules

The Semicolon

The Semicolon is a punctuation mark (;) which is used to connect independent clauses indicating a closer relationship between the clauses than a period, or full stop, does. Click the following link for information about semicolon rules.

Semicolon

The Colon

The colon is a punctuation mark (:) which is used to direct attention to matter (such as a list, an explanation, a quotation, or amplification) that follows. Click the following link for information about colon rules.

Colon

The Period or Full Stop

The period, or full stop, is a punctuation mark (.) which is used to mark the end of a sentence. Click the following link for information about period rules.

Period

The Interrogation or Question Mark

The interrogation or question mark is a punctuation mark (?) which is used used in at the end of a sentence to indicate a direct question. Click the following link for information about question mark rules.

Question Mark

The Exclamation Mark

The exclamation mark is a punctuation mark (!) which is used used especially after an interjection or exclamation to indicate forceful utterance or strong feeling. Click the following link for information about exclamation mark rules.

Exclamation Mark

The Dash

The dash is a punctuation mark (-) which is used used especially to indicate a break in the thought or structure of a sentence. Click the following link for information about dash rules.

The Dash

 

The Parenthesis

The parenthesis is a punctuation mark [ ( ) ]  which is used to amplify or explain a word, phrase, or sentence inserted in a passage. Click the following link for information about parenthesis rules.

Parenthesis

Quotation Marks

Quotation marks are a pair of punctuation marks (" ") which are used chiefly to indicate the beginning and the end of a quotation in which the exact phraseology of another person, or of a text, is directly cited. Click the following link for information about quotation marks.

Quotation Marks

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English Grammar applies rules for standard use of words and how their component parts combine to form sentences. A grammar is also a system for classifying and analyzing the elements of language including inflections, functions, rules and relations in the sentence. This page about Punctuation Marks will help with the understanding of this subject.

  • English Grammar & Terminology
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  • The Comma, Semicolon, Colon, Period or Full Stop, Interrogation or Question mark, Exclamation, Dash, Parenthesis and Quotation marks
  • Definitions, samples and examples of different English Grammar
  • Punctuation Marks
  • The Comma, Semicolon, Colon, Period or Full Stop, Interrogation or Question mark, Exclamation, Dash, Parenthesis and Quotation marks
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Punctuation Marks

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