Punctuation Marks, czyli znaki interpunkcyjne po angielsku

Punctuation Marks, czyli znaki interpunkcyjne po angielsku

SYMBOL

NAME

USE

.

Full stop (UK)

Period (USA)

Shows the end of a sentence

,

Comma

Separates the parts of the same sentence

?

Question mark

Used after a direct question

!

Exclamation mark

Usually informal, used after an order,
an exclamation or something surprising

:

Colon

Introduces a list or further information

;

Semi-colon

Divides two main clauses

_

Dash

Usually informal, can be used in the same way
as colons, semi-colons and brackets

Hyphen

Joins the parts of compound words,
can be used between dates

Apostrophe

Used in short forms and possessive forms

“ “

Quotation marks

Enclose words of direct speech

‘ ‘

Inverted commas

Enclose speech, names such as book titles
or something we want to point out

Ellipsis

A handy device when you’re quoting material
and you want to omit some words

[ ] 

Brackets 

Enclose additional information,
references or dates

( )

Parentheses

Enclose additional information,
references or dates

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