Rules for Punctuation Marks

Correct use of punctuation marks is important in creating proper sentences and clear writing. Common punctuation errors include misplaced commas, colons, and semicolons; improper usage of parentheses, hyphens, and dashes; and incorrectly applied apostrophes and quotation marks.

Click on any of the links below to view detailed explanations of how to fix common punctuation mistakes in your writing and to see dozens of examples of these punctuation marks in sentences.