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## Are you a punctuation perfectionist?

Do you know how to use apostrophes correctly?

Do the apostrophe quiz to find out.

I made one silly mistake, as you can see in the picture above. Of course, I know what I did wrong. See if you can do better. 😉

Good luck!

## Perhaps the most important punctuation mark?

The British term for this punctuation mark here (.) is full stop. In American English it’s called period.

If you’d like to check whether you’re using it correctly, take a look here (link to: en.oxforddictionaries.com).

## How to use inverted commas correctly

Inverted commas are also known as quotation marks, speech marks or just quotes. They can be single – ‘name’ or double – “name”.

Read how to use them correctly here (link to: en.oxforddictionaries.com).

## Do you use this punctuation mark?

The main task of the semicolon (that’s this little punctuation mark here ;) is to mark a break that is stronger than a comma, but not as final as a full stop (or period in American English).

You might like to see how it’s used here (link to: en.oxforddictionaries.com).

## The em dash

The long dash (also called the em dash) is a punctuation mark often used in informal writing. You can see it here (link to:en.oxforddictionaries.com)

The em dash is typically used without spaces on either side. However, most newspapers (and all who follow the AP style) use the em dash with a single space on each side.