2. When to use proper punctuation?
Use a dash when making a brief interruption within a statement.
- To judge whether a dash is appropriate, try to remove the words between the dashes.
- There should be spaces before and after a dash in British English.
- Here are two examples of proper dash usage: An introductory clause is a brief phrase that comes — yes, you guessed it — at the beginning of a sentence.
3. What is the correct way to use punctuation?
Correct punctuation is a reflection of your writing skills. It also showcases how good you are taking care of the little details – a valuable skill for anyone. Readers will read your punctuation the same way a driver reads a map. It will guide them through your writing helping them understand the message. So, yes, punctuation matter.
4. What are the basic rules of punctuation?
Basic Web Writing Rules of Punctuation
- Comma (,)
- Semicolon (;)
- Quotation marks (“”)
- Hyphen (-)
- Exclamation marks (!)
- Parentheses ( )
- Capitalization (CAP)
- Numbers (1-0)