Punctuation includes marks, not words, that help the structure of a sentence and help the reader understand or navigate that sentence: Punctuation includes commas, semicolons, colons, periods, quotations, and apostrophes. Punctuation helps the reader know where sentences begin or end.
What does punctuate mean?
1 : to mark or divide (written matter) with punctuation marks. 2 : to break into or interrupt at intervals the steady click of her needles punctuated the silence— Edith Wharton. 3 : accentuate, emphasize.
How do you spell Punctuat?
verb (used with object), punc·tu·at·ed, punc·tu·at·ing. to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear. to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor’s speech. to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
What are the 14 punctuation marks?
There are 14 punctuation marks that are commonly used in English grammar. They are the period, question mark, exclamation point, comma, semicolon, colon, dash, hyphen, parentheses, brackets, braces, apostrophe, quotation marks, and ellipsis.
How do you spell sentences?
Correct spelling for the English word “sentences” is [sˈɛntənsɪz], [sˈɛntənsɪz], [s_ˈɛ_n_t_ə_n_s_ɪ_z] (IPA phonetic alphabet).
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