Used to recognize words that were said by someone else, quotation marks mean different things in different types of writing. In fiction or creative writing, it is used to identify dialogues. In newspapers or nonfiction writing, it is used to identify direct quotes. When writing formal or academic papers, it is used to identify someone […]
Quite commonly used, the rules regarding question marks are very little and very easy to use.
Called a full stop in British English and a period in American English, periods are among the easiest punctuations to use. While interrogative sentences end with a question mark, periods are used to end declarative sentences or statements. Example: I would love to go on a hike. Don’t forget to bring back my book tomorrow. […]
Enclosing single words, phrases or even sentences, parentheses are punctuation marks that add extra information in a sentence. Always written in pairs, they are always written within a text or paragraph.