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punctuation

Punctuation is marking that clarifies sentences. if you write a sentence that is a string of words even if theyre good words but you do it without punctuation then it will look like this making your reader unhappy

Punctuation tells you when a sentence has come to an end, or if it's a question, and you can't write a sentence without at least one punctuation mark: the period. You can also use punctuation to talk about non-verbal emphasis. If you tell your dog to stop chewing your shoe, you might stamp your foot as punctuation. A slow speaker who chews slightly at the end of each sentence has an unfortunate kind of punctuation.

Definitions of punctuation
  1. noun
    the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
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    types:
    hyphenation
    connecting syllables and words by hyphens
    type of:
    grouping
    the activity of putting things together in groups
  2. noun
    the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
    synonyms: punctuation mark
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    types:
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    ampersand
    a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)
    apostrophe
    the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
    brace
    either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
    bracket, square bracket
    either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
    angle bracket, bracket
    either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
    colon
    a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
    comma
    a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
    exclamation mark, exclamation point
    a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
    dash, hyphen
    a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
    parenthesis
    either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
    full point, full stop, period, point, stop
    a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
    interrogation point, question mark
    a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
    inverted comma, quotation mark, quote
    a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    semicolon
    a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period
    diagonal, separatrix, slash, solidus, stroke, virgule
    a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    swung dash
    a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
    ellipsis
    a mark or marks, such as three dots, indicating that words have been omitted
    suspension point
    (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
    single quote
    a single quotation mark
    double quotes
    a pair of quotation marks
    scare quote
    the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology
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    mark
    a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
  3. noun
    something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
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    type of:
    break, interruption
    some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
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