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UKLA Viewpoints: Punctuation

Punctuation shows how to read words and sentences on a page.

  • Knowledge of punctuation helps a writer decide how to make their intended meaning clear.
  • The ‘rules’ of punctuation are hotly debated.
  • Like other aspects of language, punctuation is continually evolving, especially in digital and social media texts.
  • Research has found that skill in using punctuation is supported by teaching which focuses on purpose in writing and its effect on the reader.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint on Punctuation to the right of this page.