The Question Mark

Punctuation Marks (Part 14) The Question Mark What is the question mark and why is it important when writing? The question mark (?) is one of the most commonly used punctuation marks in the English language. It’s one of the three punctuation marks in the English language known as terminal punctuation marks. Terminal means the…

Square Brackets

Punctuation Marks Part 12 Square Brackets [ ] What are square brackets? What are they used for? Where should square brackets be placed in a sentence? What happens if I incorrectly punctuate a sentence with square brackets? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this workshop. Square brackets are similar to…

The Slash

Punctuation Marks Part 13 The Slash (/) What is a slash? When should a slash be used? How should a slash be used in a sentence? These are a few of the questions this workshop will answer. (Please see the punctuation chart in our introduction to punctuation workshop). Definition: The slash is a forward sloping…

The Dash

Punctuation Marks Part 11 The Dash β€” The dash (β€”) is a mark of punctuation used to set off a word or phrase after an independent clause or a parenthetical remark (words, phrases or clauses that interrupt a sentence). Note: As William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White explained in The Elements of Style: “A dash…

The Hyphen

Punctuation Marks Part 10 The Hyphen What is a hyphen? When should a hyphen be used? Where should hyphens be inserted into a sentence? These are a few of the questions this workshop will answer. (Please see the punctuation chart in our Introduction to Punctuation Workshop). Definition: The hyphen (-) is a mark that joins…

Exclamation Mark

Punctuation Marks Part 9 Exclamation Mark ! What is an exclamation point? Where should an exclamation punctuation be placed in a sentence? Should you use exclamation punctuation in academic writing? These are some of the questions which will be answered in this workshop. (Please see the punctuation chart in our Introduction to punctuation workshop). Definition:…

Community Writing Workshop

Introduction – Parts of SpeechCommunity Writing Workshop Name _______________________________________ Date ________________________________________ Parts of Speech definition: A category to which a word is assigned in accordance with its syntactic functions. Syntax definition: syntax is a set of rules in a language. It dictates how words from different parts of speech are put together in order to…

Ellipses

Punctuation Marks Part 8 Ellipses Punctuation . . . What are ellipses punctuation marks? What is the difference between ellipsis and ellipses punctuation marks? Where should an ellipsis punctuation mark be placed in a sentence? What happens if I incorrectly place an ellipsis in a sentence? These are some of the questions which will be…

The 4 Types of Sentences

What are the four types of sentences? Why is it so important to use different types of sentences when writing? These are some of the questions which will be answered in this workshop. When we speak, we use a variety of sentence types. When writing it is especially important to use a variety of different…

Parentheses

Punctuation Marks Part 7 Parentheses Punctuation ( ) What are parenthesis punctuation marks? What is the difference between parenthesis and parentheses punctuation? Where should parentheses punctuation marks be placed in a sentence? What happens if I incorrectly place  parentheses in a sentence? These are some of the questions which will be answered in this workshop….