Punctuation is one of the building blocks of the English language. A system of signs or symbols given to a reader, it shows how a sentence is constructed and how it ought to be read, and depending upon how it is used, it can change the meaning of a phrase entirely.
If full stops, commas, and apostrophes are the building blocks of the English language, then colons, hyphens and dashes are the turrets, towers, and bridges.
Learning how to use these important punctuation marks is key in producing fluent, clear, and professional writing. Follow this advanced English grammar lesson and complete the exercises to boost your written English.
Full stops, commas, apostrophes, exclamation and question marks – Rules and exercises for advanced levelWritten by Barbara Wadsworth
Do you know how to use commas and full stops correctly?
Punctuation is one of the building blocks of the English language. It shows how a sentence is constructed and should be read and, if not used correctly, it can change the meaning of a phrase entirely.
The English grammar lesson that follows will seek to more fully elucidate these to advanced level students.