The UVic Writer's Guide


Punctuation (Ref)


You have used the wrong punctuation symbol (e.g. a period instead of a comma). Usually sheer carelessness is the reason, but students often misuse more complicated punctuation marks like the colon and the dash.

For a general discussion, see the pages on punctuation and the comma splice.


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