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Definition of Punctuation

Punctuation

  1. The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning.

Punctuation Quotations

Ladies, if you want to know the way to my heart... good spelling and good grammar, good punctuation, capitalize only where you are supposed to capitalize, it's done.
John Mayer

It is really important that focusing on things such as spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting doesn't inhibit the creative flow. When I was at school there was a huge focus on copying and testing and it put me off words and stories for years.
Michael Morpurgo

The mass culture of childhood right now is astonishingly technical. Little kids know their Unix path punctuation so they can get around the Web, and they know their HTML and stuff. It's pretty shocking to me.
Jaron Lanier

The punctuation of anniversaries is terrible, like the closing of doors, one after another between you and what you want to hold on to.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When we study Shakespeare on the page, for academic purposes, we may require all kinds of help. Generally, we read him in modern spelling and with modern punctuation, and with notes. But any poetry that is performed - from song lyric to tragic speech - must make its point, as it were, without reference back.
James Fenton
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Punctuation Translations

punctuation in Dutch is punctuatie, interpunctie
punctuation in French is pontuation, ponctuation
punctuation in German is Interpunktion, Interpunktation, Zeichensetzung
punctuation in Swedish is interpunktion
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