Puget Sound English Department

September 24, 2010

National Punctuation Day (!)

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Who knew that there even was such an event? Now that you are cognizant, please celebrate with us by sprinkling your prose liberally with correctly used punctuation: a colon to set off a list; a semi-colon to divide independent clauses and/or to subdivide listed elements that themselves contain commas; and, of course, a liberal dose of exclamation points! (Okay, the last one was a joke)

Remember, grammar is best practiced among good friends–the kind of friends who can correctly identify a noun phrase appositive, and appreciate the proper use of a dash (never a hyphen!) to set it off.

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