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Punctuation in the English Language

Full stops, commas, apostrophes, question marks and exclamation marks 394 more words


Dashing Through Your Manuscript

I’m grateful to the Grammar Diva™—Arlene Miller—for permission to re-post this article from her  bigwords 101 blog.

Dots and Lines: Hyphens, Dashes—and Ellipses . . . 1,118 more words


Two-letter abbreviations: TWO exceptions TOO many. Period.

According to the AP Stylebook, one should use capital letters and periods in most two-letter abbreviations.

For example:  the U.N., the U.K., B.A., and B.C. … 265 more words

AP Style

When Should I Use a Semicolon?

The semicolon is perhaps the least understood punctuation mark. Rather than try to wrangle this mythical half-colon half-comma beast, some writers steer completely clear of it, but doing so can lead to comma splices,* which are just as bad as an improperly used semicolon. 746 more words

Writing Tips


Commas are used between items in a series or list. The last two items of the series usually do not need a comma between them. They are separated by “and”. 85 more words