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Section 8

Punctuation

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 andinappropriate uses of punctuation for technical documents intheir respective disciplines. Follow the appropriate style inyour particular field.

Detailed information on punctuation marks is given in thefollowing entries:

Periods .

Commas ,

Colons :

Semicolons ;

Question marks ?

Exclamation points !

Apostrophes '

Quotation marks " "

Hyphens -

Dashes --

Parentheses ( )

Brackets [ ]

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