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About Punctuation

Punctuation is the use of symbols to control the flow of a sentence. The most common symbols are the full stop (.), the comma (,), the question mark (?), and the exclamation mark (!). Other symbols include the quotation marks (""), the hyphen (-), the semicolon (;), and the colon (:).

Punctuation is important because it helps to create meaning in a sentence. For example, the full stop indicates the end of a sentence, while the comma indicates a pause. The question mark indicates that a question has been asked, and the exclamation mark indicates excitement or emphasis.

Without punctuation, a sentence can be difficult to understand. For example, "The dog chased the cat" could mean that the dog was chasing the cat, or that the cat was chasing the dog. However, "The dog chased the cat." is clear that the dog was doing the chasing.

Punctuation can be tricky to master, but it's worth taking the time to learn. With practice, you'll be able to use punctuation correctly and add clarity to your writing.

Learning Punctuation