Punctuation (also known as interpunction) is a system of standards for written language to reduce ambiguity in communication. These rules are typically not included in spoken language.
For punctuation purposes, traditionally, Jr. or Sr. was set off from the rest of the name with a … [Read more...] about Should Jr. Have a Comma?
Speaking TO a person,The key to this use of commas is to compare these two … [Read more...] about Commas with a Person’s Name
TIMEPortions of seconds are indicated by decimals.:Examples:The three teams left ten … [Read more...] about Colons Suggest Matters of Lists, Time, Title, Quotation
Parenthetical (non-essential) information( )Parentheses always come in pairs (opening … [Read more...] about Parentheses and Brackets Surround Non-essential Information and Short Translations
— , ( )Non-essential (explanatory) information"Non-essential" refers to the sentence, not to … [Read more...] about Comparison of Long Dash vs Commas vs Parentheses for Explanatory Phrases
,Just when you think you have the rules sorted out, a situation arises that doesn't quite fit any of … [Read more...] about To Comma or Not with “so,” “not,” “too,” or “the ore”
Forward slashThe forward slash is also called simply the “slash.”/Write out slash … [Read more...] about How to Use the Slash
;Semicolons are a cross between a comma and a period.Independent … [Read more...] about Semicolons Are Super-commas!