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Sunday, August 12, 2012

7 punctuation staples for polished writing | Steve Vittorioso, Ragan.com

Proper grammar and word usage are essential, of course, but sloppy punctuation can confuse readers and even distort your meaning.


Blogger Vittorioso introduces his advice:
Follow these simple guidelines from the Associated Press Stylebook for proper use of these punctuation staples that'll keep your writing crisp.
He covers these seven so-called "punctuation staples":
  1. apostrophe
  2. comma
  3. colon
  4. semicolon
  5. quotation marks
  6. ellipsis
  7. hyphen
For more advice on these punctuation marks and eight others, see the punctuation entries at Garbl's Editorial Style Manual

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