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Parenthesis
Whisper. They enclose interuptions too extravagant for a pair of commas to hold.

Commas and periods go out
parenthesis.
Dash
Shout. They enclose interruptions too extravagant for a pair of commas to hold.
Brakcets
Use to put your own words within a quotation to make the quote suit your own context, or explanation.
Quotations within quotations.
When you are quoting something with quotes
" 'Blah, Blah, Blah,' she said."
Ellipsis
When elimating a part of a quote.
Underline
books, plays, movies, long poems, ships,trains, airplanes and magazines.
Quotations
titles within books and magazines, statues, paintings, foreign words
Semicolon
Stop sign.
Colon:
Green Light
Apostrophe all singular possesives

A Few Plurals
Yeat's poems

the men's room (potty)
Apostrophe clarify clusters of nouns
girls'basketball team's popcorn sale
Apostrophe indicate omissions
class of '97
can't
apostrophe when adding a grammatical eding to a number, letter, sign or abbreviation
1970's
apostrophe units of time and money
a week's vacation
a dollar's worth
two dollars'worth
periods
after a sentence
comma
to join independent clauses.
comma - series
between all items in a series.
commas set off
openers and afterthoughts
commas enclose
insertions that can be let out
semicolon before conjuctive adverbs
therefore, moreover, nonetheless
colon to introduce an itemized series
I love three things:Greg,Jon, and Jeff.
colon to use to speed a thought through an intersection
He lived for one thing: money.
semicolon use to pull related sentences together
She liked him; he was good to her; he had money in the bank.
semicolon use as a separator of contrast
the semicolon is a stop sign; the colon a green light.
semicolon use to unscramble a long line phrases and clauses
the tentative book list includes: Brave New World by Alduous Huxley; Dangling Man by Sual Bellow; and 1984 by George Orwell.