Tag: punctuation

The Functions of Conjunctions Podcast
The Functions of Conjunctions Podcast

Conjunctions are an important element in business writing. Their proper use can improve sentence structure and, consequently, the overall effect of your writing. The different kinds of conjunctions, or ways to connect two sentences, are discussed in this podcast.

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 Most Expensive Grammar Mistakes in History
The Most Expensive Grammar Mistakes in History

Think a typo here and there is no big deal? These examples of expensive grammar mistakes throughout history show the destructive force of even a small typo.

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.

The Semicolon and Colon
The Semicolon and Colon

Check out our free advice on two tricky punctuation marks: the semicolon and colon.

The Semicolon and Colon Podcast
The Semicolon and Colon Podcast

Using semicolons and colons in your writing allows you to include more information; however, the proper use of these valuable punctuation tools can also be confusing. This podcast will help you understand how to use semicolons and colons appropriately.

The Student's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation
The Student's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

When writing a paper, never underestimate the importance of correct grammar and punctuation. These resources will help you get it right every time.

Understanding Punctuation
Understanding Punctuation

Words are words and those annoying little punctuation marks can't be that important...can they? Scribendi's editors offer solutions to common punctuation errors.

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