Advanced Punctuation

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Punctuation Mark Looks Like Used For


in a greeting of a business letter
after numerals showing time, volume, or page
to show a list or statement is to follow


between two independent clauses joined as a compound sentence without a coordinate conjunction or joined by a conjunctive adverb
between items in a series if the items already contain commas


to indicate a change in thought
to indicate a parenthetical expression


to show a pause in dialog
to replace one or more words left out of a quote


(  )

around a parenthetical expression (=words included to add information or make and idea clearer that are not needed for the basic sentence)


[  ]

around material a writer adds when quoting someone else

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