Exclamation points (or exclamation marks as they are known in some parts of the English-speaking world) are rather controversial. For many English-language purists, the exclamation point is something almost unnecessary, and something that is really only to be used in very specific circumstances. “I have to leave now. Goodbye.” The man left, and was half-way […]
Used to recognize words that were said by someone else, quotation marks mean different things in different types of writing. In fiction or creative writing, it is used to identify dialogues. In newspapers or nonfiction writing, it is used to identify direct quotes. When writing formal or academic papers, it is used to identify someone […]
Quite commonly used, the rules regarding question marks are very little and very easy to use.
Called a full stop in British English and a period in American English, periods are among the easiest punctuations to use. While interrogative sentences end with a question mark, periods are used to end declarative sentences or statements. Example: I would love to go on a hike. Don’t forget to bring back my book tomorrow. […]
Enclosing single words, phrases or even sentences, parentheses are punctuation marks that add extra information in a sentence. Always written in pairs, they are always written within a text or paragraph.