What Are the 16 Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?

You know your periods from your parentheses and your commas from your colons, but do you know the difference between braces and brackets? Do you really know how to use a semicolon, or do you just close your eyes and hope it works? In English, there are 16 punctuation marks — the period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, em dash, en dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets, braces, apostrophe, double quotation marks, single quotation marks, and ellipsis — and they’re not as scary as they look.

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Here is a handy chart that keeps all 16 punctuation marks at your fingertips.

Thanks to: http://www.yourdictionary.com

Author: Dennis Hickey

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