Once again, members of Internet Writing Workshop shared the following valuable information with fellow members of this excellent writing list.
If punctuation baffles you sometimes, Punctuation Made Simple can rescue you.
Take the em dash for example.
You'll find answers to many punctuation questions, and other writing questions, so Punctuation Made Simple is an excellent website to bookmark.
However, a word of warning ~ the three examples given for em dash were published in 1876, 1873, and 1719. The second one was originally written in French, and English translations may have carried over French punctuation.
21st century punctuation backed only by examples from the 18th and 19th centuries may have changed. Therefore, I suggest using Chicago Manual of Style for the current usage of punctuation in publishing.
You'll find it at Chicago Manual of Style Online , and at Amazon.
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