Punctuation Marks

Generally, the usage of the punctuation marks in Spanish follows the pattern of the other modern European languages. There are used the following punctuation marks:
 

  la coma  

«»

  las comillas

  el punto  

() 

  los paréntesis

  el punto y coma  

[] 

  los corchetes

  dos puntos  

  el asterisco

... 

  puntos suspensivos  

á 

  el acento agudo

¡ ! 

  el punto exclamativo  

à 

  el acento grave

¿ ? 

  el punto interrogativo  

 

  el apostrofo

 

  el guión  

  ...

 

  ...        

It is peculiar to Spanish orthography to use an inverted mark of interrogation or exclamation at the beginning of sentences as well as the normal mark at the end, cf.:



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