Learning how to use punctuation properly is essential for communication. However, it is much easier said than done. The 69 Rules of Punctuation infographic from The Visual Communication Guy separates the 14 major marks and notes their uses. The only thing that could make this infographic better, is if it could write your paper for you!
The title is a bit a misleading. Sadly, there are more than sixty-nine “rules” of punctuation. When it comes to punctuation rules, there are probably countless guidelines about how NOT to use them. But the reality is, if you can just learn what each of the punctuation marks do, you won’t have to worry so much about all the ways NOT to use them.
This chart separates each of the 14 major punctuation marks (asterisks are excluded from this list) and identifies most all of the ways you could possibly use each punctuation mark. Note that some punctuation marks, like the en dash, have very few rules (only one this case), whereas others, like the comma, have over a dozen.
Take the time to learn these sixty-nine rules and you’ll be on your way to being punctuation error free!
Good infographic that clusters the related rules together into a visual design. No big datasets here, just a good visual guide to the concepts of punctuation.
Also available for purchase as a poster for $5.99 on The Visual Communication Guy Store