LANGUAGE SKILLS > PUNCTUATION

As The Tongue Untied says, punctuation is more than simply a series of rules to be memorized. It is a tool to fine tune your writing. And you know what they say: the right tool for the right job.

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Quotation marks got you bothered? Flummoxed by hyphens? Commas send you into a swoon? The Online Writing Lab at Purdue is ready to help.

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Believe it or not, just about everything worth knowing about punctuation can be found in the back of the AP Stylebook. But sometimes it helps to see it said another way.

DOWNLOADS: Guide to commas Guide to periods

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You've "seen" them, those "misused" quote marks that "writers" use to add "sarcasm" or "emphasis" - or maybe just to irritate the "heck" out of their audience. Now you can "see" even more of them.

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Jane Straus has put much of her "The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation" on the Web. Make sure you check the links on the left to find the quizzes.

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