May 18th, 2009

punctuation

Answer: How Do You Punctuate High Emotion?

aurora_novarum asked:

When you are expressing an interrogatory of high emotion, how do you punctuate it? (with examples from Stargate SG-1)

While it's generally considered to be cautiously acceptable to use multiple exclamation marks and/or question marks in casual correspondence, it's severely frowned upon everywhere else. However, there are a number of other ways to indicate extreme emotion in your writing without sending punctuation-conscious readers scrambling for the back button.

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Cut text is a quote from Terry Pratchett.