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Section 8


Punctuate your prose in order to help clarify how words, clauses, and sentences fit together.

Many scientific and technical organizations have detailed style guides outlining appropriate and inappropriate uses of punctuation for technical documents in their respective disciplines. Follow the appropriate style in your particular field.

Detailed information on punctuation marks is given in the following entries:

Periods .

Commas ,

Colons :

Semicolons ;

Question marks ?

Exclamation points !

Apostrophes '

Quotation marks " "

Hyphens -

Dashes --

Parentheses ( )

Brackets [ ]

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