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)