Punctuation

Proper punctuation makes a text clear to understand. Wrongly placed punctuation marks may make a sentence ambiguous or even change the meaning. Each punctuation mark serves a purpose and conveys a signal to the reader.

Apart from capital letters and full stops, the most common punctuation marks in technical and scientific writing are:

comma

,

colon

semi-colon

;

brackets / parenthesis

( ) [ ]

dash

hyphen

-

apostrophe

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