Tag: punctuation

Understanding Punctuation Podcast
Understanding Punctuation Podcast

Punctuation can be confusing and sometimes frustrating. If you want to better understand the fundamentals of punctuation, this podcast will help. It includes five key punctuation rules that will ease your frustration.

Using Commas
Using Commas

In our earlier article we learned that commas remove ambiguity and ensure that the reader understands the meaning the author wants to convey. Let's continue looking at some additional grammatical constructions that call for comma usage.

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.

What Are Conjunctions?
What Are Conjunctions?

Conjunctions are an integral part of the English language. If used properly, they can improve almost any type of writing. Conjunctions help create better sentences. However, using them incorrectly, or not using them at all, can create choppy and incoherent writing. This article will explain what conjunctions are and how to properly use them in your writing.

What is a Comma?
What is a Comma?

The comma is the most important punctuation mark for ensuring clarity in a sentence, but it is often incorrectly used. Follow our helpful comma rules to ensure you are using commas correctly.

Where Did the Oxford Comma Come From, and Why Is It So Important?
Where Did the Oxford Comma Come From, and Why Is It So Important?

The Oxford comma is a hot topic among grammar enthusiasts, but where does it come from and how does one tiny comma affect the clarity of a sentence or document? Find out why the Oxford comma is important with the help of this article.

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