Punctuation marks with their symbols and functions in writing.
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created November 20, 2016
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|Period||.||Used to end a declarative or imperative sentence.||The dog is brown.|
|Question Mark||?||Used to end an interrogative sentence||What time is it?|
|Exclamation Point||!||Used to end an exclamatory sentence||Congratulations!|
|Quotation Marks||" "||Used at the beginning and end of a phrase that was spoken or written||"Look over there," she said.|
|Apostrophe||'||Used to show possession or as a substitute for a missing letter in a contraction||I can't wait.|
|Comma||,||Used to separate phrases or items in a list||We bought milk, eggs, and bread.|
|Parantheses||( )||Used to separate explanations or comments within a sentence||Rebecca (the oldest) was first in line.|
|Colon||:||Used before a list or to separate hours and minutes in time||He built three things: a table, a chair, and a bed.|
|Semicolon||;||Used to separate phrases in a compound sentence or items in a list||July was hot; August was hotter.|
|Hyphen||-||Used between parts of a compound word or name||The two-year-old baby just learned how to talk.|
|Ellipsis||...||Used to show that part of the text has been intentionally eliminated||2, 4, 6 ... 20|
|Bullet Point||•||Used to show items on a list||Things to buy: • Peanut Butter • Jelly • Bread|
|Dash||–||Used to separate parts of a sentence or to show a period of time or space between two items||She worked here from 1999-2008.|
|Slash||/||Used to show alternatives, fractions, or rates||You can eat and/or drink at the party.|