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What’s Your Favorite Punctuation Mark?

Today’s Monday Question is simple.

Let’s follow up Friday’s post by letting you chime in on your favorite punctuation mark.

You already know mine—the question mark. Question marks make the world go round. They are the gateway to all knowledge.

But what about you?

You a fan of the period, the semicolon, the dreaded ellipses? Do tell!

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  1. I like the colon. It’s clean, symmetrical, useful.

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    January 26, 2015
  2. Brandon #

    I like periods.

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    January 26, 2015
  3. Period and em dash.

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    January 26, 2015
  4. I love semicolons. I always have distant thoughts that are vaguely connected, so the semicolon helps me put them together!

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    January 26, 2015
  5. stephenmcdaniel77 #

    I’d have to go with the dash because of its versatility – it gets the job done every time.

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    January 26, 2015
  6. I like apostrophes.

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    January 26, 2015
  7. I love commas. The more the merrier.

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    January 26, 2015
  8. I love apostrophes. I feel they’re making things simple!

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    January 26, 2015
  9. Ellipsis.

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    January 26, 2015
  10. Alison's Wonderland Recipes #

    I love the dash. In fact, I admit I can get a little TOO dash happy. My editing process almost always involves removing a handful of dashes. 🙂

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    January 26, 2015
  11. The interabang- it’s a question mark and exclamation mark put together. I think mainly for the name!

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    January 26, 2015
    • I am slightly ashamed (but only slightly) to say that i learned about the interabang from a post on a website called “10 words that sound rude but aren’t.” I think it may just be my favourite too. Question marks are the access road to knowledge, but the interabang is the access road to all important exciting knowledge!

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      January 26, 2015
  12. I am super inquisitive so I would have to go with the question mark,

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    January 26, 2015
  13. Probably semicolons and commas. I like how they give structure and clarify meaning.

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    January 26, 2015
  14. I live for a semi colon. Ever since I learned to use them correctly, I almost never pass up a chance to use them. They don’t make a “big” difference in spoken works, but they make for beautiful writing.

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    January 26, 2015
  15. I think for purely visual reasons, the period and the m-dash. Of course, I use them all the time, too.

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    January 26, 2015
  16. exclamation mark !!!

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    January 26, 2015
  17. The interrobang. It’s awesome.

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    January 26, 2015
  18. interrobang and ampersand are my marks 🙂

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    January 26, 2015
  19. I love the question comma!

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    January 26, 2015
  20. Semi-colon and m-dash for me!

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    January 26, 2015
  21. moosha23 #

    Brackets (they’re beautiful)

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    January 26, 2015
  22. I love the dash. No one uses it better than Emily Dickinson.

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    January 26, 2015
  23. It has to be the exclamation point! I definitely overuse it, but I think it’s a great mood changer. I always get a lift when I see one!

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    January 26, 2015
  24. uju #

    I like the hyphen and dash 🙂
    Next is the ellipses because I use it when I have no idea what punctuation to use……like this *grins*

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    January 27, 2015
  25. I love this · . It is not really a punctuation marck, but in catalan it is used to double the “l” sound, for example “goril·la” or “xil·lòfon”

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    January 27, 2015
  26. I love the exclamation mark.. Every time I see one used I imagine the expression on the person’s face.. 🙂 It’s amusing!

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    January 27, 2015
  27. Honestly, it depends on what and where I’m writing. On my blog, I use short sentences and ask questions, so periods and question marks prevail. On Twitter, the ampersand and even the comma can replace the word “and.” When I used to write academic articles, the colon and the semicolon played their formal role and ushered all my thoughts into their appointed places. My email is studded with exclamation points.

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    January 27, 2015
  28. The comma. So many uses.

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    January 27, 2015
  29. I am also a fan of the question mark. Mainly because I am a fan of questions, which, I feel, are the only way that people can grow.

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    January 27, 2015
  30. Gotta be the semi-colon. Hands down.

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    January 27, 2015
  31. Reblogged this on Welcome to Struggle City and commented:
    I love the exclamation point for its ability to make things loud and poignant, but I have a sad crush on the semicolon. I, like many proclaimed writers, am always looking for an excuse to use/abuse it.

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    January 27, 2015
  32. The ellipses… I use the hell out of it, almost always improperly, and I have no desire to correct that habit. I reserve it for casual and creative writing, though. You won’t find my trademark punctuation abuse in a business email.

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    January 28, 2015
  33. Is it acceptable to pick two? Picking favorite punctuation is like picking favorite books or operas; I just can’t do it.

    1. Ampersand: it’s so graceful and elegant, almost like a piece of tiny architecture.

    2. Interrobang: need I say more?

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    January 28, 2015
  34. Semicolons are by far my favorite!

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    January 28, 2015
  35. The comma is my favorite!

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    January 28, 2015
  36. I like the colon, generally when it’s followed by a listing of items separated by a semi-colon and possibly numbered as well. I think that is a proper usage for these punctuation marks. If not, I trust that some wise reader or editor will correct me.

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    February 5, 2015
  37. Reblogged this on Amber Lisa's Literary Boutique and Spa! and commented:
    Grammar anyone?

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    February 5, 2015
  38. Stephen #

    Parentheses (due to my fondness for a good aside).

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    February 12, 2015
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    October 29, 2015

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