Punctuation marks

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Punctuation marks the comma, semicolon, colon, period, &c
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Usage

In literature:

The boy had been discharged with a severe reprimand from Mr. Porter, and a punctuation mark of disapproval from the Trainer's horn-like hand.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
In manuscripts of later date are found a regular punctuation, and marks of accentuation.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Issue 269, August 18, 1827" by Various
What mark of punctuation always follows the first kind?
"De La Salle Fifth Reader" by Brothers of the Christian Schools
The simplest punctuation mark under the microscope has its own individuality.
"Disputed Handwriting" by Jerome B. Lavay
Give reasons for the capital letters and marks of punctuation used in the last paragraph of the lesson.
"New National Fourth Reader" by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
You will note that the punctuation marks have nothing to do with the pausing.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Pauses are to the listener what punctuation marks are to the reader.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
The comma is by far the most difficult of all the punctuation marks to use correctly.
"Punctuation" by Frederick W. Hamilton
State the reason for the use of each capital letter and each mark of punctuation in the model.
"Practical English Composition: Book II." by Edwin L. Miller
Do not use a comma or other punctuation mark with the parenthesis marks unless it would be required even if there were no parenthesis.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
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In news:

The other punctuation marks are like buttons on my remote control.
City's gimmick made a point But 15 years later, Hamilton's punctuation mark has faded.
This week on Grammar Grater , we're looking at a popular and versatile punctuation mark: the ellipsis.
COLUMBIA — Two events bookend this week: Monday was National Punctuation Day, and next Monday marks the start of the third year of Show Me the Errors.
You have to love these little-known punctuation marks that, while almost all are impossible to make with a standard keyboard, would cut down on e-mail misperceptions a whole lot more than your standard emoticons do.
New Album is a Personal ' Punctuation Mark'.
New Album is a Personal ' Punctuation Mark '.
Punctuation Mark Gets Grilling At Martha Stewart Trial.
What Punctuation Marks Sound Like.
Rule #3: Always put terminal punctuation (commas, periods) inside the quotation marks .
In dialogue, treat question marks the same way you treat other punctuation marks.
A novel in which a punctuation mark could almost be called destiny.
In dialogue, treat question mark s the same way you treat other punctuation marks.
Rule #3: Always put terminal punctuation (commas, periods) inside the quotation marks.
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In science:

The size of a corpus is implicitly measured in words, but it may contain punctuation marks as well.
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
The vocabulary of C , V , is the set of distinct linguistically relevant words or punctuation marks, the tokens of which are contained in the texts of C .
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
We have plotted both ˜yk (left column) and yk (right column) for each word, removing punctuation marks from the spectral analysis (this explains why they are displayed in white).
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
The page table contains the revision id for the latest revision, its length in bytes, and a unique page title, referred to as a sanitized page title as it uses capitalizations, underscores, and punctuation marks consistently, which is often referenced elsewhere in the database instead of the primary key.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
In 1975, then, the study of homogeneous continua entered its current state— the modern or nonplanar period—a second period of intense activity, marked by extensive use of the Effros result and punctuated by the introduction of other new techniques as well.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
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