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PUNCTUATION MARKS

CARMALT - Marks that govern rules of writing

definitionmarkname
adds emphasis to words or phrases __ underline
encloses a category or group of thoughts, used sparingly [ ] brackets
used to separate closely related independent clauses ; semicolon
used before a list or an explanation that is to follow : colon
sets of material that represents spoken language, short stories, poems and articles " " quotation marks
used to show a choice between the words it separates / slash (aka: virgule)
marks separations within a sentence; separates the elements within a series or list , comma
indicates a break in thought looks like a widened hyphen (-) dash
asks a question ? question mark
shows a thought continues or words are missing ... ellipsis
ends a sentence . period
shows emphasis and strong feeling ! exclamation point
joins words - hyphen
used when adding information or an after thought ( ) parentheses
mark that shows possession or replaces missing letters ' apostrophe
Created by: EM4CARMALT