Lots can be learned from the experiences of others. An editing forum sparked this deep dive into using a comma for restrictive and nonrestrictive phrases.
Commas, semicolons, periods, dashes—we love all the punctuation marks. You can learn to use them effectively with these articles.
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.
Would you write 56-years-old, or 56 years old? Hyphenation can be confusing for editors, especially when certain style guides disagree.
Hyphens and dashes are common pieces of punctuation that can really improve your writing—if you know how to use them.
Become a star punctuation user! Learn advanced apostrophe rules about showing possession, omission, and plurality.
You can join independent clauses in any number of ways. The use of commas is the most common method, but not the only one.
Brackets are those square parentheses next to the letter P on most keyboards: [ ]. Do you know how to use them properly?
Learn to use the apostrophe for possession in a variety of forms with this handy blog post.
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.
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.