You know that punctuation is important in your English writing; it helps your reader to understand the relationships among your ideas. Punctuation mistakes can distract from otherwise good writing. This week, we found five articles to help you use five particular punctuation marks correctly.
How do you punctuate a quotation correctly? What are some other uses for quotation marks? Grammarly explains it all in this post.
The Oatmeal is a popular web comic with some funny but accurate comics on grammar and punctuation, including this review of apostrophe usage. (Note: Other comics on the site contain offensive language.)
Author and podcaster Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, gives some simple rules and a chart to help writers use this tricky punctuation marl correctly.
What about colons, the perplexing cousin of the semicolon? Here’s a list of six situations that require a colon in your writing.
Most people understand what an exclamation point means; the problem is that it’s an easy mark to overuse. This post and flowchart, presented by HubSpot for professional marketers, will help you understand how rarely exclamation points belong in your writing.