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Commas are used whenever a reader ought to take a pause. They are also used to separate words in lists or add information. ,
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A semi colon links two or more simple sentences, providing the sentences are linked by a common theme. ;
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This usually shows that some example, explanation or list is going to follow. It is also used to punctuate speech in plays. :
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A hyphen is used to join two or more words into a new, compound word. -
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These are used to show when a character is speaking out loud to another character. “”
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This is used in two ways. Either to show possession (something belongs to someone) or to show contracted forms. It is NEVER used in plurals!
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Unformatted text preview: This is used to show command, surprise and when the author is trying to interject hard-hitting phrases. ! Used at the end of a question. Look out for those question words to help you! ? Brackets contain material which could be missed out without altering the meaning of the sentence. They are used to add asides or an additional piece of information. ( ) These can be used to finish a sentence off, making an incomplete sentence complete. They can show missing words from a quotation or show a pause or hesitation in writing....
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course EDUCATION 320 taught by Professor Professorlemont during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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