Punctuation Marks

Why Punctuation Marks?

Punctuation marks are signs that we use for multi-purposes. We use them to add clarity and precision. We use them to pause or emphasize. They show us the construction of a sentence and tell the readers how to read.

For example, a comma (,) is a punctuation mark. It plays a key role in the English language.  If an army officer sends a message that has a comma mistakenly used, a war may be started.

  • Don’t go fight.
  • Don’t go, fight.

Look at the examples. The first example conveys the message to soldiers that the order is not to fight. On the other hand, the second example conveys that it is the order to fight. The soldiers are ordered not to retreat.

Here is a list of all punctuation marks:

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