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Beginner's Guide to English Punctuation

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    1. The Importance of Punctuation
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    Find out why punctuation is important, and learn how understanding proper punctuation gives writers more choices and can improve spelling and grammar.

    Find out why punctuation is important, and learn how understanding proper punctuation gives writers more choices and can improve spelling and grammar.

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    2. Using Apostrophes for Contractions
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    Apostrophes are used for more than possession! In this lesson, review how to use apostrophes for contractions, short forms, and tricky homophones.

    Apostrophes are used for more than possession! In this lesson, review how to use apostrophes for contractions, short forms, and tricky homophones.

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    3. Using Apostrophes for Possession
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    In the world of grammar, the apostrophe for possession is one of the hardest punctuation marks to use correctly. Discover the rules for usage in this lesson!

    In the world of grammar, the apostrophe for possession is one of the hardest punctuation marks to use correctly. Discover the rules for usage in this lesson!

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    4. Using Hyphens in Compound Words
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    Hyphen use in English is complicated, but here to help is Joanne of How to Spell. In this lesson, learn how to use hyphens to form compound words.

    Hyphen use in English is complicated, but here to help is Joanne of How to Spell. In this lesson, learn how to use hyphens to form compound words.

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    5. When to Use Capital Letters
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    Using capital letters makes your writing look more professional. Find out how to use capital letters to indicate proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences.

    Using capital letters makes your writing look more professional. Find out how to use capital letters to indicate proper nouns and the beginnings of sentences.

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Charles A
And I will be happy to get your phone number please I want to call you please
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Hi Charles, you can email me at info@howtospell.co.uk if you have any questions, Joanne
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Charles A
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Hi Charles, I'm not sure what you mean. Joanne
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Martin D
Thank for teaching
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Thank you too, Martin
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Chrissie D
Sound is very low, I cannot hear most of it, too bad because I need the refresher. Thanks and Blessings!
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Hi Chrissie, sorry you're having problems with the sound. I've just checked the lesson on my computer and I had to put the sound up on my computer sound and then it was OK. See if that works. Joanne
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Nnenna I
A really good course. Thank you very much.
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