Archive: punctuation

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 Challenge: Using Commas Before “So”

Knowing where to use a comma before the word “so” is often challenging. Sometimes you need it; other times you should omit it because the context is different. The comma is the most common punctuation mark and the one people wrestle with the most,...