Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? There’s more than one answer, so let’s investigate why so many writers disagree.
Articles Categorized Punctuation
Commas, semicolons, periods, dashes—we love all the punctuation marks. You can learn to use them effectively with these articles.
Hyphenating X-Year Olds Part 1: What the Experts Say
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? Hyphenation can be confusing for editors, especially when certain style guides disagree.
Dash It All
Hyphens and dashes are common pieces of punctuation that can really improve your writing—if you know how to use them.
Advanced Apostrophe Rules: Possession, Omission, and Plurals
Become a star punctuation user! Learn advanced apostrophe rules about showing possession, omission, and plurality.
Punctuation Point: Joining Independent Clauses
You can join independent clauses in any number of ways. The use of commas is the most common method, but not the only one.
Punctuation Point: How to Use Brackets
Brackets are those square parentheses next to the letter P on most keyboards: [ ]. Do you know how to use them properly?
Punctuation Point: Possessing the Apostrophe
Learn to use the apostrophe for possession in a variety of forms with this handy blog post.
Writing Hot Buttons: The Serial Comma
The serial comma may go by many names, but those who are familiar with it have only one opinion about it.
Too bad we don’t all have the same opinion.
Punctuation Point: Defending the Em Dash
A dash is a beautiful, handy piece of punctuation–as long as it’s used properly. Read on of tips for using the em dash.