4 punctuation marks that are tired of being misused

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They do more than loom in the corner of your keyboard.

Punctuation marks bring important meaning and context to your words and sentences—yet novice and experienced writers alike sometimes struggle with them.

If the following marks have ever kept you up at night, you’re not alone:

1. Question marks. Should you use one at the end of a sentence that begins with “guess”?

2. Em dashes. Does that side note call for one of these, or a set of parentheses?

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