Using correct grammar is essential to making your meaning clear to the reader. This includes the use of punctuation marks, which can have a dramatic effect on the meaning of a text.
If you are pursuing a degree in higher education it is vitally important that you get to grips with correct punctuation. There are many resources online: The Punctuation Guide is a very useful concise visual guide. Here is a free and comprehensive guide from the University of Sussex. The OWL at Purdue has a useful punctuation resource. The Oatmeal has witty graphic guidance on the apostrophe and semi-colon.
A common problem area in punctuation is it’s and its – click here for guidance.
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