NCO Primary Leadership Subjects
Purpose of Punctuation
The purpose of punctuation is to make sentence meaning clearer to the reader.
Writers also use it to separate structural units.
Since the purpose of punctuation is to make sentence meaning clearer, it is important
Too much or
that you use it correctly. Using too much or too little punctuation can confuse
readers and cause them to miss the intend meaning.
A basic guideline for using correct punctuation is to practice good word and sentence
structure. This minimize the need for punctuation If a sentence requires a lot of
punctuation, it will probably be hard to understand So if your sentences seem overly
punctuated, try rewriting them to make them more effective.