Punctuation

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What is an Ellipsis and How to Use It (With Examples)

The English language can be complex not only because of word choice and sentence structure but also because of its many punctuation marks. The ellipsis is a punctuation mark that can signify more than one thing or belong in more than one place, sounding confusing.  But using ellipses is easy! There are a few simple rules to keep in mind when using them. Look at our explanations below that offer plenty of examples to help you determine where to place …

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Comma Rules and Usage With Examples

The comma is used more than any other punctuation in writing. Because of this, there are many misinterpretations of where a comma belongs, rule misuses, and myths provided by poor teaching practices.  No, you do not use a comma anytime you take a breath when reading a sentence, but a comma does designate a pause. Take a look at how you should use commas to help separate essential elements and make your writing clear and concise.  What is the Use …

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How and When to Use a Colon (With Examples)

English has several kinds of punctuation, one of which is the colon (:). Contrary to popular belief, this punctuation mark’s function is easy to remember: it introduces additional information after a complete thought. Nope, this colon post isn’t about your internal organs! Keep reading to learn the different functions of the colon as a punctuation mark and how to use it in a sentence. What is a Colon? A colon is a punctuation mark whose symbol resembles two periods on …

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