PUNTUATION MARKS

Su Speak Up di luglio trovi un interessante articolo con intervista a Mary Norris, ex correttrice di bozze de The New Yorker, soprannominata ‘The Comma Queen’, come il titolo del suo libro.

Che ne dici di ripassare insieme la punteggiatura in inglese?
. full stop (UK) – period (USA)
, comma
: colon
; semicolon
! exclamation mark
? question mark
( ) brackets, parenthesis
[ ] square brackets
“ ” quotation marks, inverted commas
’ apostrophe
/ slash
… dots
– hyphen (post-Renaissance)
— dash (Ann – the woman wearing the yellow hat – is my aunt.)
_ underscore (mainly used today in passwords, usernames, email addresses etc. my_example@wio.com)
abcd… small letters, lowercase
ABCD… capital letters, uppercase
abcd… italics
# hash, pound sign
& ampersand
* star, asterisk
@ “at” sign

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