Writing

”  English Writing “

Punctuation

Punctuation is the system of symbols (. , ! – : etc) that we use to separate sentences and parts of sentences, and to make their meaning clear.
Here are the punctuation marks that we use in English.

Punctuation Mark Name
Full stop or Period
Comma
Question Mark
Exclamation Mark
Ellipsis Mark
Colon
Semi-colon
Hyphen
Dash
Underline
Slash
Backslash
Apostrophe
Single Quotation Marks
Double Quotation Marks
Round Brackets
Square Brackets

Spelling Rules

The following rules can help you to decode the mysteries of English spelling. But remember, even the best rules have their exceptions.
This section includes spelling variations in English and American English.

Name Example
Adding -er/-est quick, quicker, quickest, hot, hotter, hottest…
Adding -ing/-ed work, working, worked, stop, stopping, stopped…
Adding -ly loud, loudly, happy, happily, terrible, terribly…
Adding -s dog, dogs, church, churches, wife, wives…
-ible or -able accessible, visible, dependable, networkable…
-ie- or -ei- friend, fiend, feint, freight…

 

Others

Use of Large Letters (Capitals!)

In English, we do not use capital letters very much. It is not correct or even polite to use a lot of capital letters in English. But there are times when capitals are important.

Hyphenation

Where do we put the hyphen when we need to split a word?

Sentence Variety

How to avoid writing boring sentences that all seem the same.

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