Welcome to the most comprehensive punctuation resource on the web.

This site is designed for writers of novel-length fiction and nonfiction.

Why does this matter?

Well, the annoying truth is that some punctuation "rules" are really only style choices.
Depending on what you're writing (manuscript, technical article, legal document, news story),
there are different styles of punctuation. The variations are slight, but can be significant,
especially to your editor.

This site, being geared toward manuscript length writing, is based on the
Chicago Manual of
. The punctuation guidelines set forth on this site should be appropriate for most general
writing, except technical, journalistic, or legal.

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