Use our punctuation guide and instantly improve your written communication skills. We provide clear explanations with easy-to-follow examples. Our examples follow the rules of standard American English. Select a punctuation mark below to see its rules for usage.

Brackets image
Colon image
Comma image
Em dash image
En dash image
Ellipses image
Exclamation point image
Hyphen image
Parentheses image
Period image
Question mark image
Quotation mark image
Semicolon image
Slash image