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Punctuate   Listen
verb
Punctuate  v. t.  (past & past part. punctuated; pres. part. punctuating)  To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.






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"Punctuate" Quotes from Famous Books



... the wording is the same, the inflection is different. Please punctuate them properly, and express the idea I ...
— A Man and a Woman • Stanley Waterloo

... time had not come to deal with them from the trenches. There were the guns right behind, cleverly hidden, dug in, posted in many an odd corner, laid upon the enemy from many a crevice in the ground and many a convenient hollow. Indeed, already the sharp snap of those soixante-quinze had begun to punctuate the air, and shrapnel-bursts could be seen above the evergreen tree-tops upon the snow-clad slopes, and over hollows where the enemy were massing. But now, as the enemy cannonade died down a little, and that torrent of shells which had been hurtling upon the French trenches ceased ...
— With Joffre at Verdun - A Story of the Western Front • F. S. Brereton

... uncompromising sense of duty and your high patriotism, and I am sure you will accept my invitation when I prove to you that while there are hundreds to fight valorously, even brilliantly, there is scarcely a man I can get to write my letters who can do more than punctuate properly or turn a sentence neatly. You must know the inexpressible value of a brilliant accomplished versatile secretary, with a brain capable of grasping every question that arises—and you can imagine how many of ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton

... persons she addresses, with the intention of angering them; and the "you" is repeated, because those highly respectable men cannot at first bring their minds to believe that such unsavory epithets are addressed to them. We should punctuate thus, following the order of the words in ...
— Atlantic Monthly Vol. 3, No. 16, February, 1859 • Various

... Fisher Unwin, 1s.). No book, however, could possibly deal with every point likely to arise under our wonderful English system of punctuation. It is an excellent plan to read aloud any sentence which presents a difficulty, and to punctuate it according to the pauses made (almost unconsciously) by the voice. This method is well-nigh infallible. If doubt still remains, remember that it is better to punctuate ...
— Journalism for Women - A Practical Guide • E.A. Bennett



Words linked to "Punctuate" :   background, mark, add, express, downplay, play down, accentuate, underscore, bear down, press home, stress, punctuation, re-emphasize, set off, emphasize, quote, evince, re-emphasise, bring out, break up, ram home, point up, underline, topicalize, show, cut off, disrupt, accent



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