How knowledgeable are you about punctuation? Do you know when to use a semicolon and when to use a colon? Do you use too many commas? Are you deliberate with your paragraph breaks? Do you know the difference between a dash and a double dash? Between a dash and a hyphen?
Whether you want to master your writing skills, or whether you are learning English as a second language, punctuation is absolutely crucial in mastering the English language. Without it, sentences will never sound as they should, and your writing can even be misunderstood.
In a series of 102 multiple choice questions, ABCs OF PUNCTUATION will let you know exactly where you stand in your knowledge of punctuation, giving you a rating of your precise skill level. It will correct you every step of the way, teach you why your answers are right or wrong, and provide the proper explanations. It will offer little known facts about punctuation, and give you practical tips to make your punctuation—and your writing—stronger.
ABCs OF PUNCTUATION is a fun, practical writing companion, and an indispensable resource for anyone hoping to refine their writing skills or master the English language.
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