When can you use a semi-colon? Why are there three different kinds of dashes? Is it called a “slash” or a “solidus?” Are apostrophes and single quotations the same thing?
It’s not always obvious where to place the apostrophe with joint possession. Single possession is relatively easy. “I’m spending the week at my uncle’s house.” But what happens if your aunt and uncle own the house together?
Should there be spaces either side of the slash (/)? The short answer is ‘no’.
When should you use an exclamation mark?
Emails, texting and social media have turned what was a relatively rare punctuation mark into a something of an invasion.
Brackets and full stops seem to be a constant issue when I’m proofreading.
Put the full stop INSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets make a full sentence. Put the full stop OUTSIDE the brackets when the words in brackets are part of a sentence.
We know that “it’s” means “it is” and “its” means belonging to it, but why? Why is there no apostrophe in “its”?