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Common Punctuation Marks

Name

Symbol

Definition

Full stop.A dot at the end of sentences.
Comma,A short break, in a sentence
Semicolon;A longer break in a sentence;
Colon:A leading on to something else mark:
Question mark?At the end of a question?
Exclamation mark!
Quotation marks“……”“You can quote me”
ApostropheFor ownership – Joan’s catTo represent missing letters – i.e. do not = Don’t
DashA disruption – like that
Parentheses( )Sections (bracketed off)

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