Tag: punctuation


New exclamation mark rules

Primary school pupils will only get credit for using exclamation marks in sentences beginning with ‘what’ or ‘how’, under strict new UK Government rules.

Ministers have been accused of “taking writing back to the 19th century” after issuing the restrictive new guidance over what counts as an “exclamation”.

“For the purposes of the English grammar, punctuation and spelling test, an exclamation is required to start with What or How,” the guidance for Key Stage 1 and 2 national curriculum tests states.

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Semicolons teach a special lesson

Think about what a semicolon allows in writing. semicolonIt is used to continue a thought that could have ultimately been stopped earlier in the sentence.

How do you apply this to your  life?

Semicolon represents having the opportunity to stop but making the choice to move forward. It means one could stop and stay in a place forever, or they could move on to a new adventure — even one that may be better than the last.

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