PUNCTUATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PUNCTUATION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
punctuation
 n.  marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words into sentences, clauses, and phrases
 n.  something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
Classic Sentence:
1  If our young friend studied punctuation, it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
2  She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  There were hurried stumbling steps in the upper hall, a pause and then more steps, weak dragging steps now, punctuated by metallic clankings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  All night long pianos jangled from behind drawn shades and rowdy songs and laughter floated out, punctuated by occasional screams and pistol shots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  There was a short mumbled argument, punctuated with curses, and uncertain feet ascended the stairs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
6  The clapping and stamping in the hall were punctuated by whistling.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A MOTHER
Example Sentence:
1  Check and double-check spelling and punctuation.
2  His letter was completely without punctuation.
3  He was known for his poor grammar and punctuation.
4  The apostrophe is misused extensively; more so, perhaps, than any other punctuation mark.
5  We have not yet learned to punctuate correctly.