Last Updated : 07 Jan 2019.

Punctuation Marks In English Grammar

Definition :
Punctuation marks are signs. We use them in sentences to make the meaning clear or structural portions of writing. They are a standardized simbols such as comma, period, question mark, exclamation point, semicolon, apostrophe, quotation marks, colon, dash, italic, parentheses, brackets and hypen.

Knowing a few simple rules and following a set of guidelines can make a writing experience, in any situation, easier to manage. The rules for all these forms of grammar have evolved over hundreds of years of use.

The most common punctuation symbols are shown in the following table:

e.g

.PERIOD / FULL STOP
, COMMA
: COLON
; SEMICOLON
APOSTROPHE
‘ ’ SINGLE QUOTATION MARKS (OPEN AND CLOSE)
“ ” DOUBLE QUOTATION MARKS (OPEN AND CLOSE)
? QUESTION MARK
¿ ? SPANISH QUESTION MARKS (OPEN AND CLOSE)
! EXCLAMATION MARK
¡ ! SPANISH EXCLAMATION MARK (OPEN AND CLOSE)
... ELLIPSIS
- HYPEN
SLASH
\ BACKSLASH
( ) PARENTHESES (OPEN AND CLOSE)
[ ] BRACKETS (OPEN AND CLOSE)
{ } BRACES (OPEN AND CLOSE)
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