Period (.) - to end a sentence.
comma (,) - pause, separates items on a list
question mark (?) - indicates that a sentence is asking a question
exclamation point (!) - indicates a strong feeling
semi-colon (;) - separates two connected sentences
colon (:) - a very pointed pause between two phrases
apostrophe (')- indicates possession
quotation marks ("...") - to mark out speech
hyphen (-) - used to link words together (compound words)
slash (/) - sometimes used to replace or, and,etc.