It is always better to write plainly and be understood than to have style and be misunderstood.

Use a comma when you want to take a breath, mentally or physically.

Use a colon when you want to make an example of something: For example, just like this.

Use a semi-colon where, in conversation, you would raise your eyebrows to make a point.

Keep your sentences short and jargon-free.

That’s it.

Taken from a superb post by John Scalzi.


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