There are different punctuation use in writing. These punctuations have their different uses. Among of these punctuations are the; Brackets, Colon, Comma, Dash, Ellipsis, Hyphen and Parenthesis.
The Brackets are use to enclose interpolation in quoted materials. It is also use to enclose phonetic transcription as well as to serve as parenthesis within parenthesis.
The Colon is used after the greetings when writing a formal paper or to introduce a formal quotation, usually a lengthy quotation’ as well as to introduce a formal listing of any particular’ providing it is not after a connecting verb or preposition. It is also use to separate hours from the minutes, a title from subtitle or a chapter from a verse.
The comma are primarily use to separate elements. This is use to separate two main clauses that are joined by the conjunction, but,and nor, or and for, it also separates members of series such as coordinate objects. Comma is also use to separate quotations from the rest of a sentence, it is also use to separate a “ not construction” when it follows whatever the word “not” contradicts.
It is also use to separate elements that are written in addresses, years or in page numbers, it is also use after the words “yes” or “no” salutations in the formal letters and to separate ambiguous and confusing elements in writings.
Comma can also be use in interrupting elements. It can be use to set off non-restrictive appositives or identifying elements as well as non-restrictive modifiers. It can also set off the vocations long introductory phrases or clauses and those elements which have out of normal order of words.
The Dash is used to set off a summary, to set off a parenthetical elements or to set off an unexpected interrupting elements as well as in showing hesitation is speech of an unfinished thought.
The Ellipsis is used to mark an opinion and to indicate a continuance of progression in numbers.
The Hyphen is used in compound numbers and in fraction. It is also used in dividing words into syllables or letters. The Hyphen is also used in compound words that is used in a single modifier before the noun or pronoun. It is also used in certain compounds, words that prefix with ex or self and in prefix proper noun. It is also use to differentiate a word that is too l9ong to finish on a typed line.
The parenthesis is used to enclose an explanation, an example, a definition or qualification and to enclose an enumerating numerals or letters in a series.