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Punctuation

Punctuation is the use of conventional characters (e.g., full stops (periods ), commas) to improve clarity. In general, they aid comprehension by showing a reader which words are grouped and where to pause.  The characters include: apostrophe ('), brackets ( ( ) ), colon (:), comma (,), dash (-), ellipsis (...), exclamation mark (!), full stop (.), hyphen (-), question mark (?), quotation marks ("") and semicolon (;).
 
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