Punctuation marks are symbols that indicate the structure and organization of writing, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading aloud.
Colon - Introduces a list in a sentence or a quote, separates major parts of a sentence.
Comma - Separates words indepnedent phrases or clauses in a sentence.
Dash - Separate parts of a sentence.
Hyphen - Joins or separates words.
Period - A dot used at the end of a sentence to indicate that it is the end.
Quotation Marks - Surrounding a quotation, direct speech, or a literal title or name.
Semicolon - Separates major parts of a compound sentence.