Putting the apostrophe in don't.


Punctuation is the heartbeat of our writing. Where musicians have crotchets, quavers and minims, writers have full stops, commas and colons to give life to their prose. The tools of punctuation drive the rhythm and the pace of reading.

Whether it's a novel, newspaper article or just a plain email that we're writing, punctuation is essential to guide readers past ambiguity and persuade them that what we are saying matters.

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Muphry's Law

If you write anything that criticises editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.

In other words, yes, there probably will be mistakes in these guides, and undoubtedly differences of opinion. Any feedback, thoughts or corrections are very much appreciated.

Still going? Blimey. That's it; we're done here. Finito. I'm just going to leave a big scary full stop here in case you're still confused.

Click it. I dare you.