It's likely been a long time since your school days, and your knowledge of the correct use of all the punctuation marks may be a bit vague now. Lesson 8 to the rescue! The emphasis here will be on how to use punctuation marks like semicolons, colons, dashes, parentheses, ellipses, apostrophes, quotation marks, italics, and hyphens. You'll acquire a new understanding of the way these marks help you. You'll gain this understanding by discovering, through practice, how to punctuate for clarity and how to help your readers hear the way you want your words to sound.