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Punctuation in the 21st Century: What You Need to Know

Posted by Kelly Sherman   Feb 8, 2017 7:30:00 AM

 

A Very Brief History of Punctuation

Did you know that some early Greek and Latin texts lacked any punctuation whatsoever? There often weren't even distinct line breaks or paragraphs either. It was up to the reader or orator to figure it out. Can you imagine reading dense philosophy or a mathematics lesson without the information being separated into paragraphs with sentences? Yikes!

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Topics: punctuation, periods, em dash, question mark, exclamation point

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