The Daily Post: By The Dots

“We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!”

I was intrigued by this question. I have to admit that I need to be really careful with using commas. They are my favorite punctuation to use and I am really trying hard to use less of them. I rarely use semicolons because I still can’t get the idea of when to use them properly. So, I would rather take a sentence and use a comma or a period. I am trying to use them more though as they do have a purpose and makes for better sentence flow and understanding.

I cannot live without the “Period”. Ha! I hate run on sentences with a passion. During the free write it drove me crazy to not stop and punctuate. I did go back and edit, but it was hard to just keep going and then go back. I do use exclamation points, but probably not as much as I should. I am good with quotation marks though!

So, I hope I answered the question well!

Happy punctuating!


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Retired Navy Cardiovascular Technician/Respiratory Therapist. Wife, mother, grandmother.

8 thoughts on “The Daily Post: By The Dots”

      1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I did write a few sentences using ellipses just to see how I would think about flow in a paragraph and have to say I think I won’t use them much, if at all. Thanks again for your comments. 😀

  1. Your favorite punctuation. Ha ha ha. Yes, to ease up on them commas, you would use more of the periods. Nice to see you mindful of the details that make a difference in the art of writing.

  2. I have noticed lately that I love to use dashes – perhaps too much! Maybe I should try using some different punctuation – but what? Oooops – there I go again! 🙂

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