What does it mean to punctuate something?
verb (used with object), punctuated, punctuating. to mark or divide (something written) with punctuation marks in order to make the meaning clear. to interrupt at intervals: Cheers punctuated the mayor’s speech. to give emphasis or force to; emphasize; underline.
Where do we use punctuation?
Punctuation is used to create sense, clarity and stress in sentences. You use punctuation marks to structure and organise your writing. Now let’s see if punctuating it makes a difference! Perhaps you don’t always need to use commas, periods, colons etc. to make sentences clear.
How do you use each punctuation?
PunctuationPeriod [.] Use a period to show the end of a sentence. Question Mark [?] Use a question mark at the end of a sentence to show a direct question. Exclamation Mark [!] Use an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence to show surprise or excitement. Comma [,] Apostrophe [‘] Quotation Marks [“] Colon [:] Semicolon [;]