Tag: punctuation marks

The History and Usage of Common Symbols
The History and Usage of Common Symbols

The ampersand, at sign, and pound sign are common symbols that most of us use pretty regularly. Even so, their origins and rules of usage might surprise you!

The Proper Use of Quotation Marks
The Proper Use of Quotation Marks

Who knew formatting quotation marks was so complicated? In order to help you navigate their subtle nuances and unpredictability, Scribendi.com has compiled a list of rules to help you properly format quotation marks.

The Question Mark Podcast: How and When to Use It
The Question Mark Podcast: How and When to Use It

The usage of question marks depends on context. This podcast outlines how to use question marks properly, and provides you with clear examples. The use of question marks in screen plays and in formal and informal writing is also discussed in detail.

The Question Mark: How and When to Use It
The Question Mark: How and When to Use It

The question mark has a very simple function in writing–it indicates a question. If a sentence ends with a question mark, then it is asking a question, just as the name suggests.

Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?
Using Dashes: En Dash, Em Dash, 2 Em Dash, or 3 Em Dash?

If you’re confused about the various types of dashes and when to use them, you’re not alone. Figuring out whether to use an en dash, em dash, 2 em dashes, or even, gasp!, 3 em dashes can be confusing. Let’s take a look at the different types of dashes and when to use these little punctuation marks.

Article Types

Articles For

Become a Better Writer

Have free writing advice and grammar tips sent straight to your inbox every month.

@

We respect your email privacy

What topics interest you?

(Emails are sent monthly for each topic)