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5 COMMON MISTAKES IN USING PUNCTUATION MARKS

5 COMMON MISTAKES IN USING PUNCTUATION MARKS

Using punctuation in texts is just like adding salt to taste. It is not an important ingredient for the dish, yet without it the dish is impossible to serve. Punctuation provides appropriate pauses to the constant flow of a written piece and these pauses are extremely important for maintaining the rhythm of the writing. Yet, writers often make mistakes in placing the punctuation marks at the appropriate places. The most commonplace mistakes are as follows:

  1. Excessive use of quotation marks is one such example where writers use to put quotations even when there is nothing to be quoted.
  2. Confusion between its and it’s is a commonplace mistake done by writers. It is necessary to understand that it’s is a short version of “it is”. On the contrary, “its” for possessive purposes.
  3. Hyphen and dash, though look similar, are used for absolutely different purposes. Hyphen uses to work as a linker between two words to convey a singular idea. The dash, the elder brother of hyphen, is used for marking a new journey to a new idea.
  4. The use of apostrophe in case of a plural word often invites a mistake.
  5. Use of excessive commas in a sentence poses a threat to the overall audible quality of the sentence.

 

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