Archive: punctuating

Punctuation at the End of Quotations

When it appears that two punctuation marks are necessary at the end of a quote, many writers scratch their heads. Consider this example: Can you imagine how people felt when she yelled, “I refuse to listen to this!” Many people are inclined to put a...

Punctuation: Freedom to Choose, to a Point

People sometimes are vehement about the “right” way to punctuate a given situation, but punctuation sometimes allows flexibility. We have six commonly used punctuation marks (the comma, colon, semicolon, period, dash, parentheses), and after several...