punctuation


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Synonyms for punctuation

something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions

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the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases

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Therefore, our objective is to extend our analysis in order to identify the most common errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation in university students' writing.
In fact, when someone does that, they are often mistaken for communicating the "air quote" equivalent of the punctuation, which is often used to express irony.
Again, Toner is clearly aware of the morass of intentionality that such marks inevitably raise, but the plausibility of her readings must turn on the reliability of her evidence--that is, how conscientiously an author attended to the punctuation of his or her works and the stability of those marking across editions.
Letter repetition, voluntary spelling mistakes, the unusual use of punctuation and emoticons are some of the fascinating characteristics of this new form of language (Crystal 2002; Darics 2012).
It's here, writes Crystal, that "we see the origins of virtually all the arguments over punctuation .
Thus, it makes sense that texters rely on what they have available to them -- emoticons, deliberate misspellings that mimic speech sounds and, according to our data, punctuation.
What's more, question marks, exclamation points, and other standard punctuation also promote the correct understanding of meaning, and this is the reason they came into use in the first place.
Unusually heavy punctuation will often record moments when time weighs more heavily on the speakers, when their awareness of time's passing is heightened, when the difficulty of enduring is greatest; conversely, lighter punctuation will often record moments when the opposite is true, when they experience something akin to relief, even if temporary, and when the weight of time is lifted from their consciousnesses.
The sentence is a grammatical mess no matter what the punctuation.
It has released examples of questions children will be expected to answer in new national curriculum - or SATS - tests in maths, reading and spelling, punctuation and grammar, which are due to be introduced in 2016.
The Punctuation Mark of Life" is very highly recommended and entertaining reading for a mature readership with an interest in a practical, insightful approach to human sexuality and the human condition.
APOSTROPHES will live on in the streets of Denbighshire after councillors decided to reject a proposed ban on punctuation in street names.
As a former college English major, I enjoyed reading Sid McKeen's column on punctuation in the May 18 Sunday Telegram.
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma .
GDN February 12) says, " The conventions of punctuation are useful and should be taught thoroughly.