I often wonder how many writers consider the type of or the extent to which they use punctuation in their writing before they present their work to the reader. A rule of thumb: Simplification. An occasional hyphen, a semicolon or an ellipsis can be effective. The excessive use of hyphens, parentheses, colons, semicolons, ellipses, etc. however will interrupt the flow. One could avoid extreme indulgences in this area by resorting to commas or by lending a lengthy sentence a much-needed end, with a promising guidance to a new sentence.
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I am simply hülya. Life has given me several of the utmost valuable gifts: A daughter, a grandson and a granddaughter. Friends who are ready and willing to come to my rescue regardless of the level of despair I am in are also in plentitude. They are my cankardeşlerim, what we may call "soul sisters" in English. As for the post-birth acquisitions of some importance to some (or many) people, I fulfill professional functions as a Penn State Liberal Arts faculty; an incorrigible lifelong educator with endless enthusiasm to teach and learn; the Director of Inner Child Editing Services; a writer - poetry equals my life, after my child and grandchildren, of course. I am also a literary translator. When it comes to my worldview, I am a dedicated and devoted humanist. View all posts by NhülyaYILMAZ