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How to Use English Punctuation Correctly (with examples)

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly (with examples)
Steps Part 1 Using Proper Capitalization 1Always start a sentence with a capital letter. Part 2 Using End-of-Sentence Punctuation Marks 1Use a period (full stop) to end declarative sentences and statements. Part 3 Using Commas 1Use a comma to indicate a break or pause within a sentence. Part 4 Using Colons and Semicolons 1Use a semicolon to separate two related but independent clauses. Part 5 Using Hyphens and Dashes 1Use a hyphen when adding a prefix to some words. Part 6 Using Apostrophes 1Use the apostrophe together with the letter s to indicate possession. Part 7 Using Slashes 1Use the slash to separate and from or, when appropriate. Part 8 Using Miscellaneous Punctuation Marks Community Q&A Add New Question How do I punctuate the title of a book in a sentence? Ask a Question If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice in this section, please click here to let us know. Tips The placement of punctuation marks before or after a closing quotation mark varies. Warnings Article Info Featured Article

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