Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Punctuation & Capitalization

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Punctuation & Capitalization
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semicolon
The semicolon or semi-colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements
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independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
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comma
The comma is a punctuation mark that appears in several variants in various languages
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colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
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apostrophes
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
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apostrophes
The apostrophe character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets
colon
The colon is a punctuation mark consisting of two equally sized dots centered on the same vertical line
comma
The comma is a punctuation mark that appears in several variants in various languages
independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that can stand by itself as a simple sentence
semicolon
The semicolon or semi-colon is a punctuation mark that separates major sentence elements
hyphen
The hyphen is a punctuation mark used to join words and to separate syllables of a single word
capitalization
Capitalization, or capitalisation, is writing a word with its first letter as a capital letter and the remaining letters in lower case in writing systems with a case distinction
conjunctive adverb
A conjunctive adverb is an adverb that connects two independent clauses
bracket
A bracket is a tall punctuation mark typically used in matched pairs within text, to set apart or interject other text
Dashes
The dash is a punctuation mark that is similar to a hyphen or minus sign, but differs from both of these symbols primarily in length and function
ellipses
Ellipsis is a series of dots that usually indicates an intentional omission of a word, sentence, or whole section from a text without altering its original meaning

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