Punctuation (Pontuação)
Generally, the usage of the punctuation marks in Portuguese follows the pattern of the other modern European languages.
Full Stop (Ponto)
Marks the end (as of a declarative sentence or an abbreviation).
Comma (Vírgula)
Indicates a pause.
Semicolon (Ponto e vírgula)
Indicates the phrase is not completely ended.
Colon (Dois pontos)
Indicates a pause and introduces a quotation, enumeration etc.
Question mark 
(Ponto de interrogação) (?)
Used at the end of interrogative sentences to indicate a question.
Exclamation mark
(Ponto de exclamação) (!)
Used at the end of interrogative sentences to indicate enhanced emotions.
Suspension Points 
(Reticências) (...)
Indicates the omission of a word or word group from a written context.
Inverted commas (Aspas)
Used to delimit quotations, to refer to book titles, to stress a word or expression.
Brackets (Parênteses) 
Used to delimit additional information inserted into the text.
Dash (Travessão)
Used in the dialogues.

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