Learn all about English punctuation, with examples and quizzes, in this Adept English podcast all about the basics of grammar in English. Whether you speak English as a first language or a second language, proper punctuation matters. Punctuation is the glue that holds written communications together.
What is punctuation? Punctuation helps the reader to understand what you are trying to say. In English, there are many types of punctuation marks, e.g. comma, full stop (UK), period (US), semicolon, dash, question mark and exclamation mark. Punctuation helps the reader to discover the meaning by breaking up sentences and making it easier for them to read.
To write in English well, you need to understand the basics of punctuation. The
full stop is the only punctuation mark that is essential for meaningful communication. With a full stop, we can show whether we are making a statement or asking a question. Whether we’re emphasizing a point or showing emotion, and so on. Without it, it would reduce us to drawing pictures in order to communicate with each other.
Punctuation is important in English - it breaks phrases and clauses into understandable bits and pieces. This is true in business and academic writing, where clarity and professionalism are of the essence. However, punctuation can be a complex subject which can cause confusion for people learning English as a foreign language, or studying EFL at school. Learning English grammar through listening is much easier and quicker.
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