Punctuation Marks: List of Important Punctuation Marks in English Grammar

Punctuation marks are symbols that are used to aid the clarity and comprehension of written language. In this lesson, you will learn a list of important punctuation marks and their meaning.

Punctuation Marks 

List of Punctuation Marks

  • Full stop (UK)/ period (US)
  • Comma
  • Semicolon
  • Colon
  • Question mark
  • Exclamation mark (UK)/ exclamation point (US)
  • Apostrophe
  • Dash
  • Round brackets (UK)/ parentheses (US)
  • Square Brackets
  • Quotation Marks
  • Ellipsis marks (UK)/ ellipsis Points (US)
  • Slash
  • Hyphen
  • Brace (UK)/ curly brackets (US)
  • At sign
  • Ampersand
  • Asterisk

Punctuation Marks and their Names

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  • Name: full stop (UK)/ period (US)
  • For example: The teacher motioned the boy to study.

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  • Name: comma
  • For example:  No dream is too big, and no dreamer is too small.

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  • Name: semicolon
  • For example:  The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.

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  • Name: colon
  • For example:  The City is termite territory: thousands of heads-down workers serving an unacknowledged queen, a fear motor buried deep in the heart of the place.

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  • Name: question mark
  • For example: . Are you ok?

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  • Name: exclamation mark (UK)/ exclamation point (US)
  • For example: Look at this!

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  • Name: Apostrophe
  • For example: This is my sons ball.

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  • Name: Dash (em dash, en dash)
  • For example: Please call my supervisor John Wick on Friday.

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  • Name: Round Brackets (UK)/ Parentheses (US)
  • For example: There are several books on the subject (see page 120).

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  • Name: Square Brackets
  • For example: Dante testified that it was the last time he saw them [the missing coins].

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  • Name: Quotation Marks
  • For example:Go out! She said to me.

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  • Name: Ellipsis Marks (UK)/ Ellipsis Points (US)
  • For example:  Then the numbers 1, 11, 2,, where the ellipsis are filled by a sequence of 1’s as needed, solves the puzzle.

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  • Name: Slash
  • For example: Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers separated by a slash, like 120/80.

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  • Name: At sign
  • For example: 30 dictionaries @ £29.99 each.

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  • Name: Ampersand
  • For example: My friend & I go to school together.

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  • Name: Hyphen
  • For example: It would be nice to think this tipoff enabled him to avoid this fate but I fear his life was lost along with those missing hyphens.’

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  • Name: Brace (UK)/ Curly Brackets (US)
  • For example: a = { 5, 20, 25, 45, 70 }

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Thanks for your useful information

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Helpful, please more with examples on how to apply

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