National Punctuation Day Survey Results!

National Punctuation Day Survey Results!

September 24th was National Punctuation Day.  See which punctuation mark was the favorite of folks at HPS– then scroll down to see some great comments inspired by the National Day of Punctuation!  Or, um… is it, National Punctuation Day?   You can actually say it either way; it means the same thing.

 

 

Our Respondents' Responses!

 

What is your favorite punctuation mark?
Response Why? 
Question Mark I like the shape
Quotation Mark its beautiful
Exclamation Point Because it means business!
Exclamation Point It shows emotion, and conveys my enthusiastic personality!
Hyphen They make sentences cool.
Exclamation Point l
Ellipses Elipses, because people who know me tend to know how to finish the sentences or statements that I end with elipses. 🙂
Exclamation Point It expressive of how I am feeling.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point It expresses what and how I would be talking.
Exclamation Point Im an expressive speaker and the exclamation point helps me to show that in my writing.
Comma Because, i am always trying to explain myself, or making a point to something.
Exclamation Point because it tells people i am excited
Exclamation Point it Makes you look. It always grabs you attention.
Exclamation Point You can always know the speaker vibe.
Question Mark  
Exclamation Point Because it indicates  strong feelings and excitement. At times, it's fun!!!
Question Mark It's curvy.
Quotation Mark You can make your voice change for the character speaking.
Ellipses Because it' so handy for shortening content.  It's actually my second choice, but you've not included my first, the interrobang.
Exclamation Point just because!
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Means strong feeling, excitement
Quotation Mark it is a ying & yang thing
Exclamation Point it shows excitement
Exclamation Point shape. When it's used excitement etc.
Exclamation Point usually because you are happy about something or it's remarkable!!
Exclamation Point It showes excitement and emphasizes feelings!
Semicolon Because it's the most underused puctuation mark.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point I'm an excitable person!
Apostrophe They follow the guy in the commercial around and the bunny ears thing.
Exclamation Point It's so incredible to include your emphasis and passion through punctuation! It has the power to completely transform the meaning of a text.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Its Great!!!
Exclamation Point Shows feeling! Expression
Exclamation Point It shows emotions!
Exclamation Point I think because it makes me feel like something exciting happened and can bring the story to life.
Exclamation Point Makes me excited!
Ellipses  
Exclamation Point You can emphasize your thoughts!!!!:-))
Comma Because it lists things in a series or draws your attention to additional words such that if you took them out the sentence would still make sense.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point I love the exclamation point because it make a great statement…POP !!!!!!
Dash I use it all the time to take quick notes.
Period It puts an end to my nightmares and …. dreams.
Parentheses Because it opens another level of thought complexity…
Dash The dash allows a necessary pause–to catch your breath, collect your thoughts, and anticipate.
Semicolon you get a lot of mileage out of it
Comma It is easy to use.
Ellipses  
Period A period symbolized completion for me.
Exclamation Point I associate it with good news!!!!
Semicolon  
Exclamation Point It allows the reader to capture the author's excitement.
Parentheses They capture my inner thoughts.
Question Mark  
Exclamation Point Because Iliana says so
Exclamation Point BECAUSE IT MAKES EVERYTHING HAPPY!!!!
Semicolon This is my favorite punctuation mark because I can connect two related sentences with it.
Parentheses  
Exclamation Point expresses various emoticions
Exclamation Point It's exciting!!
Exclamation Point feelings expressed
Semicolon There's nothing like a semicolon to bridge long, convoluted thoughts without hard breaks.
Exclamation Point It shows enthusiasm for life.
Semicolon It's genius when its used properly; not many know how to use it the right way.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Because it is meant.
Semicolon It connects things close and cozy!
Question Mark because life is full of questions!
Question Mark Really??
Period Because it can signals the end of one's thought or it can be used to let a thought hang out there. For example, "I was wondering….."
Colon  
Exclamation Point  
Period It's simple, elegant, and to the point.
Exclamation Point Because it causes excitement, of course!!!!!
Exclamation Point It is happy, fun and exciting!
Semicolon I love how versatile and sophisticated it is! It add so much to any piece of writing.
Question Mark  
  Ampersand
Exclamation Point I like to show excitation, and to be excited.
Question Mark Because I question everything. Why are things they way they are? I am like a 2 year child that asks why all the time.
Ellipses Ellipses tell the reader to "fill in the blank" when I can't actually say what I want to say.
Exclamation Point Makes its point dramatically.
Parentheses  
Question Mark  
Period my favorite punctuation mark is the  period because what I say is the end point blank period.
Ellipses Because no one knows what it's supposed to be called or how to use it. It's mysterious.
Hyphen  
Exclamation Point Life is exciting!
Question Mark I like to learn by asking questions.
Semicolon  
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Happy, fun and sexy
Semicolon When a person uses the semicolon correctly, I know that he or she gets grammar.
Exclamation Point Because it stands for excitement
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point It shows how expressive is my emotion
Period Because it's so serious.
Exclamation Point I'm Excited!
Apostrophe  
Exclamation Point Gee!  I like the exclamation point because an interjection is set apart from a sentence by an exclamation point!
Question Mark  
Hyphen I have one in my name, Jo-Ann!!!!
Exclamation Point Excitment; joy
Exclamation Point Shows enthusiasm & emotion
Semicolon The semicolon handles complex ideas; it allows the writer to connect two related complete thoughts.
Apostrophe Because it's part of my name (O'Connor) and it is used with so many abbreviations.
Exclamation Point Shows enthusiasm, excitement, being happy…all positive feelings or activities!
Exclamation Point  
  &
Comma When used properly, it lets one get the correct feeling for a sentence.
Colon I like to make lists
Semicolon I like semicolons because when used properly they  improve my writing.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Life is frequently loud and crazy!!
Question Mark the curves
Question Mark It encourages, requires a response which engages a reader and a writer.
Exclamation Point I need it for enthusiasm !!!
Apostrophe I use it as a holder…saves time when I do not want to include a lot of words.
Ellipses There is no end.  It's open for interpretation.
Period It really makes a point!
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point Because it adds excitement to everything!!!! See!
Semicolon It's fun to use when you know how to use it!
Ellipses  
Semicolon Allows for creative sentencing
Quotation Mark Explains that the statement is not original to me.
Comma It allows you to include choices.
Exclamation Point It signifies excitement!!!!!!!!
Comma It allows me to pause without a complete stop. I like the dash for the same reason.
Exclamation Point It has meaning!
Exclamation Point Because I love drama!
Exclamation Point It emphasises the statement being written.
Question Mark It helps the reader reflect.
Exclamation Point Gets attention!  Often need more than one!!!
Comma It performs so many different jobs!  More than any other punctuation mark.
Dash  
Exclamation Point It has movement and describes emotion and excitement!
Period  
Ellipses The name is cool.
Exclamation Point I have a lot of happiness and joy! And an exclamation point always makes everything better!!!
Dash It sets ideas apart – provides a break – while highlighting them at the same time.
Exclamation Point It is always such a bold statement.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point excitement
Exclamation Point  
Ellipses I use Ellipses like crazy…and I believe I am obsessed with them…! It let's others know that there is MORE information or thinking going on!…Do you think I need a 12 step program?… ;-)…
Question Mark It has many curves.
Question Mark  
Quotation Mark  
Ellipses Because you can use them in almost any situation and it represents a continuation
Ellipses  
Exclamation Point It is the most expressive of punctuation marks!!!
Comma I learned to love the comma because of my 7th grade English teacher at Quirk Middle School…Mr. O'Boyle 🙂
Question Mark Isn't life is a question mark?
Period  
Exclamation Point it shows emotion.
Exclamation Point I think we need to use the Exclamation Point more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exclamation Point Makes everything fun and exciting!
Exclamation Point It’s exciting!
Exclamation Point This punctuation mark, I think gives excitement a little hype to writing.
Quotation Mark catches reader's attention – stop/think/explanation
Dash  
Exclamation Point It makes a statement!
Ellipses I like Ellipses, because I like contributing to the over use of this punctuation mark.
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  
Parentheses You can SQUEEZE in an aside!
Question Mark emails
Brackets  
Question Mark The question mark is most important because a writer uses question marks to denote a question and asking questions are the only way we learn.
Semicolon its many uses!
Quotation Mark The quotation mark has many uses: air quotations for funny references, textual quotations as evidentiary support, etc.
Exclamation Point It is the sign of excitement!
Exclamation Point Because there's so much emotion in that one little symbol!,
Comma  
Semicolon Stronger than a comma, but softer than a colon the semicolon is a graceful yet misunderstood pause in a sentence. Often thought of as mysterious, even elitist, the semicolon is seldom used by many in fear of utilizing it incorrectly.
Ellipses well…
Semicolon Most feared punctuation on the planet!
Exclamation Point Because it shows excitement!
Exclamation Point It usually signifies something exciting or happy!
Exclamation Point It expresses fun and excitement !!!! SEE!!!
Parentheses  
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  
Semicolon  
Exclamation Point  
Semicolon  
Exclamation Point exciting
Exclamation Point It expresses my personality!
Exclamation Point It usually means something exciting has happened
Dash  
Comma It helps to set the tone of a sentence.
Exclamation Point Life needs more spice!!!
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  
Exclamation Point  

 

 

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