Using Punctuation Marks

Anyone who wants to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations


Expected Duration
30 minutes

Punctuation is the collection of marks used to separate sentences and their parts. Appropriate punctuation will make your meaning clear and less likely to be misinterpreted. This course covers the standard rules and guidelines for using punctuation marks, including the correct use of periods, question marks, and exclamation points. It also covers how to correctly use commas, one of the most common punctuation marks. The course includes rules for using different connecting and separating marks, such as colons, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens. In addition, it shows how to properly use apostrophes, parentheses, brackets, and quotation marks.


Punctuating Your Writing

  • recognize examples of correctly applied rules for using end punctuation
  • recognize how to use commas correctly
  • recognize how to use semicolons and colons correctly
  • identify the correct use of apostrophes in given examples
  • recognize how to use quotation marks appropriately in written communications
  • identify the correct application of rules for using parentheses and brackets
  • use punctuation marks correctly





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