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Using Punctuation Marks

Using Punctuation Marks


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Punctuation is the collection of marks used to separate sentences and their parts. Although appropriate punctuation is an undervalued part of your communication skills, it can make your business writing clear and less likely to be misinterpreted. In this course, you’ll learn the standard rules and guidelines for using punctuation marks, including the correct use of periods, question marks, and exclamation points. You’ll learn a crucial aspect of better writing that often causes much confusion – how to correctly use commas. The course includes rules for better writing such how to use different connecting and separating marks, like colons, semicolons, dashes, and hyphens. In addition, it shows how to properly use apostrophes, parentheses, brackets, and quotation marks.

Target Audience
Anyone who wants to refresh or refine their basic business grammar skills for any kind of business writing, from e-mail and memos to reports and presentations

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Using Punctuation Marks

  • recognize examples of correctly applied rules for using end punctuation
  • recognize how to use commas correctly
  • recognize how to use semicolons and colons correctly
  • identify the correct use of apostrophes in given examples
  • recognize how to use quotation marks appropriately in written communications
  • identify the correct application of rules for using parentheses and brackets
  • use punctuation marks correctly
  • Course Number:
    acm_04_a04_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Everyone