4 TED-Ed Lessons about Punctuation

I have posted about this subject before, but I guess it is always worth to revisit the “how to…”. Because, as the TED-Ed folks state so correctly in their post: “Punctuation is hard. Even the most seasoned writers can get tripped up on the rules.”

So, here it is: How to use a comma, a semicolon, apostrophes… and WHAT is an OXFORD comma???? Let’s get educated… 😉



A handy Guide to Punctuation Marks

Here is a simple example sentence by Noemi Tasarra-Twigg on Freelance Writing Gigs:
I had a sleepless night thanks to Susan Cain’s “Quiet”
Question: Where do you put the period? Inside or outside of the quotation marks?
I thought I knew. Guess what: It seems I was wrong.
Part of the answer seems to be: It depends where you live.
(Talking about being confused, being a German who learned British English at school but who is currently targeting the American writing market!)

Want to find out more? Then check out

Quotation Marks and Other Punctuation Marks.”

(Hint: The above version seems to comply with the American Way of punctuation.)