Posts Tagged ‘punctuation’

English basics: Punctuation

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Be wary when something is defined by expressing what it is not. This is usually a sign that the definer cannot articulate the meaning clearly or doesn’t understand the subject clearly. Nevertheless, this is the best way to define punctuation: all the stuff that is not letters or numbers. The primary elements of punctuation are shown in the punctuation primer below. (more…)

Punctuation abuse

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Misuses of punctuation can be annoying and such misuses have become commonplace in personal and business correspondence. The overuse of “quotation marks” and the overuse of parentheses (these neat little devices that let you slide comments into a sentence) are two good examples I see everyday.