Do you find punctuation difficult? Are you puzzled by colons and semicolons? Unsure of where commas should go? Confused by hyphens and apostrophes? If so, then this jargon-free and succinct guide is for you. The Penguin Guide to Punctuation contains precise and up-to-date definitions of every type of punctuation mark and shows how each should be used. It gives numerous examples of good and bad usage, and it explains the correct use of capital letters, contractions and abbreviations, italics, boldface and the special characters available on a word processor.