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the symbol ’ used in writing. In English, it marks the possessive form of a noun, for example ‘Bob’s car’, or a place where one or more letters have been removed from a word or phrase, for example ‘isn’t’.
a hyphen in the wrong place in a word, sometimes caused by software that puts hyphens in words automatically
British one of a pair of symbols ( ), used in writing or mathematics for showing that the piece of information or set of numbers between them can be considered separately. The American word is parenthesis
the symbol : used in writing, for example before an explanation or list. A colon is a punctuation mark.
the symbol , used in writing and printing between parts of a sentence or between things in a list. A comma is a punctuation mark.
the symbol ‘.’ in a decimal
British the mark . used in writing at the end of sentences and abbreviations. The American word is period.
to use full stops, commas, and other punctuation marks in order to write in a clear style
the use of marks such as full stops or commas in order to write in a clear style
a mark such as a full stop, comma, or question mark that you use in order to write in a clear style
the symbol ‘?’ that is used at the end of a sentence to show that it represents a question. It is a type of punctuation mark.
the symbols ‘ and ’ used in writing before and after a quotation or the words that someone speaks. Quotation marks are a type of punctuation mark.
quotation marks (=the symbols ’ and ’) used before and after a word or phrase to show that the word or phrase is unusual or perhaps not accurate
a punctuation mark (;) that is used to separate words in a list, or two parts of a sentence that can be understood separately