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View Poll Results: What is your favorite punctuation mark?
. (the period) 1 2.08%
? (the question mark) 2 4.17%
! (the exclamation point) 7 14.58%
- (the hyphen) 0 0%
-- (the dash) 6 12.50%
; (the semicolon) 14 29.17%
: (the colon) 0 0%
( ) (the parantheses) 2 4.17%
/ (the slash or virgule) 1 2.08%
[ ] (the bracket) 0 0%
' (the apostrophe) 0 0%
, (the comma) 2 4.17%
... (the ellipse) 11 22.92%
" (the quotation mark) 2 4.17%
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:52 PM View Post #1 (Link) Poll #58: Favorite Punctuation Mark
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Alright, so here's a more silly poll for you all. What is your favorite punctuation mark and why?
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:57 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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I love the semi-colon. I don't know why, I just think it's a really cool punctuation mark. It just looks so civilised. Just ignore me, I'm babbling...
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:30 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Ellipsis. It's got a cool name and I like the way you can write it differently . . .
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I love ellipses. Anybody who's read any of my writing knows that. >.<

But I think they can work like anywhere. You can use them in any situation, they make dialogue much more realistic.

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Old 05-12-2009, 10:16 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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I'd have to say the semicolon, with the dash being a close second. Not sure why, I just find the semicolon an underused and underrated punctuation mark.
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Old 05-13-2009, 04:17 AM View Post #6 (Link)
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I'm first on quotations. Personally, I like dialogue a lot...
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All about the ellipsis... because I said so...


Seriously though, look how awesome this is...

And to think, I didn't even know what it was called until last year...
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I'd have to say the dash. Don't really know why. Allthough the ellipsis is cool, too, and I do like semicolons.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:21 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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I love exclamation marks, because they're just so loud!!!! Without the exclamation mark, you would never be able to yell across the computer or make someone in a story be excited/angry/anything else and it would be exciting!
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:17 AM View Post #10 (Link)
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Haha anyone who posted in my hello thread knows I'd have to respond to this.

The comma, because I just can't seem to end anything and I just want to keep going, and going, and going, and you can keep going with a comma and almost never stop, because that's the magic of commas you see, it could be a half a page long and the sentence still hasn't ended.

But I think you get my point..I mean, comma.
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