Apostrophes Return to Cambridge

Earlier in the year we reported on how Cambridge city council in the UK had decided not to use apostrophes in street signs and how examiners for Cambridge Assessment (the ones who do all the TEFL exams) had supported this idea. It was, of course, ridiculous of them to...

Emoticons

Emoticons are a modern form of English punctuation. Essentially they are a pictorial representation of a human face which are used to give nuance to a text. For example, I could write: See you on Thursday. In itself, this seems fairly innocuous. However, if next...

Brackets and Parentheses

Brackets and Parentheses are punctuation marks in English which everyone knows, but many people get wrong. Even native speakers. But before getting on to how to use them, we’ll begin by explaining exactly what the difference between them are. Types of Bracket...