Какие знаки пунктуации используются в английском языке?

Все пунктуационные знаки английского языке перечислены в таблице с примерами ниже:

Mark

Name

Example(s)

.

full stop

I love Polish food.

,

comma

I speak Polish, Russian and English.
‘World-English’, as everyone knows, is the best place to study English.

;

semi-colon

I hate swimming; my girlfriend loves it.
Neither of us spoke; we merely waited in silence to see what would happen.

:

colon

You will need the following: some paper; a pencil; a pen, preferably blue or black; and your coursebook.
Joanna became a director in just four months: her father was the chief shareholder.

hyphen

He had something of a couldn’t-care-less attitude to life.

dash

In each country — Egypt, India and China — we were able to communicate in English.

The following day we had better luck — but that is another story.

?

question mark

Where is the railway station in Skwierzyna?

!

exclamation mark

«Help!» he cried. «I can’t swim!»

/

slash

Please press your browser’s Refresh/Reload button.

«

quotation marks

«I think I’m falling in love with you,» she said.

apostrophe

This is Simon’s car.

( )

brackets

Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes) are rich in vitamin C.

[ ]

(square) brackets

The newspaper reported that the hostages [most of them French] had been released.

ellipsis

One satisfied customer wrote: «This is the best school … in which I have ever studied» or in more colloquial speech «This is the best school…that I have ever studied at.»

Источник: world-english.org

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