Punctuation means the use of points, stops or marks to separate one sentence from another or one part of a sentence from another.

The full stop, the comma, the question mark, the inverted commas, and the apostrophe are most commonly used punctuation marks.

Without Punctuations

The teachers say the students are all absent
The canals not the rivers are dry

With Punctuations

The teachers, say the students, are all absent.
The canals are dry, not the rivers.
The canals, not the rivers, are dry.

Punctuation marks often used in grammar are given below:

1. The Full Stop (.)
2. The Comma (,)
3. Question Mark (?)
4. Quotation Marks - Inverted Commas ("....")
5. Apostrophe (')
6. Exclamation Mark (!)
7. Dash (_)
8. Hyphen (-)
9. Colon (:)
10. Semicolon (;)
11. Parentheses - Brackets [...], (...)
12. Italics (word)
13. Slash - Oblique Mark (/)
14. Asterisk or the Star (*)
15. Capital Letters

Punctuation Quotes

My attitude toward punctuation is that it ought to be as conventional as possible. The game of golf would lose a good deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. You ought to be able to show that you can do it a good deal better than anyone else with the regular tools before you have a license to bring in your own improvements. ~Ernest Hemingway
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid. ~Edgar Allan Poe

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