9 Finer Points of Punctuation


Punctuation basics are easy. A period ends a sentence. A comma represents a pause. A quotation mark indicates a quotation. An apostrophe shows possession. Most people get that.
But the finer points — well, those are another matter. Even super-smart wordy types who pay attention to this stuff don't necessarily know when to put a period before an ellipsis or how a comma can change the meaning of an entire sentence.

Here, in a recent column of mine, are nine finer points of punctuation you probably don't know.

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