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Punctuation

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dalryschool's version from 2015-09-01 13:44

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commaoften used to create a list (in a pair = parenthesis)
semi-coloncan also create a list; can create balance between two parts of a sentence where the first and second parts are linked
coloncan introduce an explanation, an example, a list
dashadds extra info, an aside, an explanation, more informal
hyphenjoins words
parenthesispair of commas/dashes/brackets giving extra info
ellipsisthree dots … hesitation, pause, uncertainty, the passing of time
inverted commasspeech marks, quotation marks; can mark foreign words, titles
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