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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Great writers, Watson says, break the rules that would dole out semicolons as if they were "a controlled substance." Her message is that punctuation is not about limits; it's about making language richer.
It is strange that the land of Shakespeare and some of the greatest writers in English literature should have been among the first to put a question mark on punctuation.
But to celebrate correctly, participants should brush up on their punctuation principles.
Achievement of a high score is highest in grammar, punctuation and spelling at 23% and lowest in mathematics at 17%.
So get ready to remember where the dash -- and his other friends -- are needed with some music, dance routines, video assistance and a little bit of interaction with the punctuation marks themselves.
When Toner moves from surveying the history of punctuation to interpreting its meaning within specific works or genres, though, she sometimes finds herself dealing with thornier evidence.
The 58-year-old had been due to interview grammar expert Caroline Taggart in a segment on the misuse of punctuation marks.
And I do so because last week I stumbled upon an essay in which, having chosen a number of famous books, the author removed the words and just displayed the punctuation. Which made for some pretty cool wall art for the literati.
Making a Point: The Persnickety Story of English Punctuation, David Crystal, St.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., , Safar 28, 1437, December 10, 2015, SPA -- A recent study has found that the choice of punctuation at the end of a text message can affect how sincere the message is perceived to be, according to UPI.