Welcome Aboard the PUNCTUATION TRAIN!

All aboard! Welcome to THE PUNCTUATION TRAIN! My name is Bob, and I'll be your conductor for today's proceedings! I hope you have your tickets ready, because we're going on a LEARNING TRIP! Say hello to THE PUNCTUATION PALS!

Howdy, y'all! I'm a PERIOD! Use me at the end of sentences!

Bonjour! I am a QUESTION MARK! Use me at the end of sentences if you are asking a question!

Hey, gang! I'm a COMMA! Use me to seperate independant clauses, to seperate three or more words, phrases, or clauses written in a series, and between two or more coordinate adjectives that describe the same noun!

Hello there! I'm an EXCLAMATION POINT! Use me at the end of sentences if you wanna show emphasis or surprise!

Hi! I'm an APOSTROPHE! Use me to form possessives of nouns, show the omission of letters, or to indicate certain plurals of lowercase letters!

Greetings! I am a HYPHEN! Use me for compound words, to join two or more words serving as a single adjective before a noun, or to avoid confusion for an awkward combination of letters!

Hey, hey, hey! I'm a DASH! Use me to emphasize a point or set off an explanatory comment -- but don't use me too much, or else I lose my impact!

Salutations! I am a COLON! Use me to introduce a list of items, series of directions, or a large quotation!

Aloha! I am a SEMICOLON! I'm used for joining related independent clauses in compound sentences, and separating items in a series if the elements of the series already include commas!

íHola! We are QUOTAION MARKS! Use us for direct quotations, or to indicate words with irony, with reservations, or in some unusual way (don't be doin' this too much amigos, or else we lose our impact!).

Ciao! We are PARENTHESES! We're used to enclose words or figures that clarify or for an aside!