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Help with Writing: Punctuation

Punctuation

| General Punctuation Information | Apostrophes | Brackets | Colons | Commas | Dashes |
| Ellipses | | Exclamation Points/Marks | Hyphens | Parentheses | Periods |
| Question Marks | Quotation Marks | Semicolons | The Slash |

Need help figuring out when to use a semicolon, period or comma? How about those tricky apostrophes? Below are some links to very helpful websites.

General Punctuation Information

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Apostrophes

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Brackets

  • The Bracket from the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Using Brackets from Northland Community and Technical College's OWL
  • Using Brackets Correctly from the Academic Center at the University of Houston-Victoria (opens as .pdf file)

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Colons

  • The Colon from the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Using Colons and Semicolons from the Study Zone at the University of Victoria's English Language Centre
  • Colon Rules from Northland Community and Technical College's OWL
  • The Colon from Gary Olson's Punctuation Made Simple

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Commas

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Dashes

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Ellipses

  • The Ellipsis from the Capital Community College Guide to Writing
  • Ellipses from the Writer's Complex at Empire State College
  • Ellipses from Puncuationg Quotations from LEO at St. Cloud State

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Exclamation Points/Marks

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Hyphens

  • The Hyphen from the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Hyphen Use from the Purdue OWL

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Parentheses

  • Parentheses from the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing
  • Parentheses from the Punctuation Guide

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Periods

  • Period from the Punctuation Guide
  • The Period from the Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing

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Question Marks

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Quotation Marks

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Semicolons

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The Slash or Virgule

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