A few thoughts on National Punctuation Day
On the occasion of National Punctuation Day, I offer a few tips on the use of this part of our language:
- Commas have many uses, but they are especially handy in making sure compound sentences don’t run on and on.
- I’m fine with semicolons; they can be useful on occasion.
- Ellipses can … wonder what … left out. Use … sparingly.
- You get one exclamation mark per year. Use it wisely!
- The period is powerful. The end.