Using commas in a list

In this English article, learn how to correctly use commas in lists when writing statements.

Using commas for clarity

An English article on how to use commas accurately to make your writing clear.

Using punctuation marks

Using different punctuation marks in writing.

Using apostrophes

Learn how to use apostrophes correctly for contraction and possession.

How to use apostrophes in contractions

Find out how to use an apostrophe to join two words together and form a contraction.

Apostrophes to contract and combine words

How to use apostrophes correctly to contract and combine words.

How to use possessive apostrophes

Find out how to use an apostrophe to show that one thing belongs to another.

Possessive apostrophes in practice

How to use possessive apostrophes correctly in your writing.

Apostrophes and how to use them

How to use apostrophes correctly for contraction and possession.

How to use a semi-colon

Find out how a semi-colon can replace a full stop between two sentences that share a theme.

Colons, semi-colons and dashes

An English guide to using colons, semi-colons and dashes effectively in your writing.

How to use semi-colons, colons and dashes effectively in your writing.

How to use semi-colons, colons and dashes effectively in your writing.

How to use commas in sentences

Find out how commas can be used between statements to make a sentence easier to read.

How to use hyphens and dashes

Find out how to use hyphens to connect words and dashes to punctuate sentences.

The difference between hyphens and dashes

Learn how to use hyphens and dashes correctly in writing.

Using hyphens and dashes

How to use hyphens and dashes accurately to make your punctuation clear.

How to use an ellipsis

An ellipsis or '...' can be used to create suspense, show words are missing or show a trailing off thought.

The ellipsis and how to use it

An English article on how to use ellipsis effectively in your creative writing.

Practise using ellipses

This English article explores how ellipsis can be used for different purposes and can be very useful in your writing.

How to use bullet points

When can you use bullet points to break up information to make it easy to read?

Using bullet points

How bullet points can help structure writing and get information across to your reader quickly.

Using bullet points in writing

How to use bullet points correctly in your writing

How to use brackets

Brackets are a form of parenthesis but when should they be used in a sentence?

Practise how to use brackets

Learn how to use brackets to add extra information to your writing.

Using parenthesis in writing

Learn how to use brackets, dashes and commas correctly when showing parenthesis in your writing.

Using parenthesis

How to use parenthesis accurately when writing.

What are paragraphs?

A number of sentences grouped together are called a paragraph. They are usually about one idea or theme.

How to use inverted commas

Find out how inverted commas are used to show when someone is speaking.

Practise using inverted commas

Guide on how to use inverted commas correctly when writing direct speech.

Writing direct speech

Learn about direct speech in this article as well as how to punctuate it correctly.

Punctuating direct speech

Direct and indirect speech and how to punctuate it properly.

Their, they're and or there?

A guide explaining the uses of there, they're and their.