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Punctuation marks

  1. Apostrophe ( )
  2. Brackets ( [ ] ) (coming soon)
  3. Colon ( : )
  4. Comma ( , )
  5. Ellipsis (  )
  6. Em dash (  )
  7. En dash ( )
  8. Hyphen ( )
  9. Parentheses ( ( ) )
  10. Period/full stop ( )
  11. Question mark ( ? )
  12. Quotation marks ( “” )
  13. Semicolon ( )
  14. Virgule ( )


 

Comments

  1. I thought ( / ) was slash or forward slash

    • Vegard Berg says:

      “The virgule punctuation mark, sometimes called a slash or a forward slash, has a few standard uses in English, plus many other common uses that aren’t considered standard by English grammar authorities. ”
      If you had clicked the link you would know that it has multiple names.

      • In the UK it is also known as a ‘stroke’, but that name is dying out slowly, I fear.

  2. Maria10,

    Click on the blue-lettered Virgule and see that this punctuation mark is “sometimes called a slash or a forward slash…” So you were right.

  3. Interestingly, “virgule” is the French word for “comma”.

    • I would never have guessed that “/” is “virgule” in English because of the French word.

      “Point” means period in French, and a semicolon is a “point-virgule,” a more accurately descriptive term of the semicolon.

    • tvtoolbar1 says:

      …and ¨virgula¨ in Portuguese.

  4. Can we get one on the ampersand (&)?

  5. (/) Is also called solidus or shill.

  6. Rita Lea says:

    Why no “!”? A ‘bang’ or an interrobang “?!” ?

  7. The apostrophe, incidentally, is turned on its head.

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