Archive for the ‘Punctuation’ Category

When to use the semicolon

August 25th, 2013 in Punctuation

The semicolon is one of the least common punctuation marks, but it is a useful one. Semicolons are sometimes used instead of full stops. They are used to separate two clauses that are grammatically independent but have related meanings.

Parenthesis

May 6th, 2013 in Punctuation

In writing, you can show parenthesis in several different ways. You can, for example, use two brackets. You may also use two commas or two dashes.

Punctuation: Exercise

July 26th, 2011 in Punctuation

Put appropriate punctuation marks in the following sentences.

1. A grandparents job is easier than a parents

2. It looks as if the sun goes around the earth but of course the earth really goes round the sun

Punctuation exercise – 1

May 27th, 2011 in Punctuation

In the following sentences, insert commas where necessary.

Correct use of hyphen

June 6th, 2010 in Improve English, Punctuation

Hyphens are the short lines that we put between the words in expressions like ex-boyfriend and non-alignment.

Two-part adjectives
The hyphen is used in two-part adjectives when the second part ends in -ed or -ing.