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  • Colon ( : )
  • Jack, we need two things: a plan and a way out.
  • Dash ( - )
  • Okay, Jill let's-theres a house!
  • Hyphen ( - )
  • Jack, I think we were a little too self-confident coming in here.
  • Colons are used to direct the attention to the information following it.
  • Quotation Marks ( " )
  • Maybe we should have ignored the sign that said , "Enter Here."
  • Dashes are used to show a sudden change of thought.
  • Parentheses ( )
  • Hyphens are used in prefixes and some compound words.
  • Apostrophe ( ' )
  • Mom! Jill's excitement is through the roof that we finally made it home.
  • Quotation marks are used to indicate a direct quotation, a definition, nonstandard English, or a title.
  • Parentheses are used in pairs and they separate nonessential words, phrases, or clauses.
  • It's getting late, we left early this morning (around 8 a.m.).
  • Apostrophes are used to indicate the omission of characters or possession.
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