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Punctuation, the use of certain marks or signs which are supposed to indicate the divisions into which a sentence naturally falls. Those most commonly employed are the full stop or period (.), colon (:), semi-colon (;), comma (,), mark of exclamation (!), mark of interrogation (?), inverted commas (“”), dash ( — ), and brackets ( ) or [ ].