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Punctuation Marks (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 29, 2011

Comma (الفاصلة) ، We use the comma in a number of cases: 1- After appellation, i.e. expressions with (يا) لفظ المنادى, e.g. يا محمد، أجب على السؤال.  Mohammed, answer the question. 2- To separate parts of complex and compound sentences, e.g. عندما أسافر إلى مصر، سأزور الأهرام. When I travel to Egypt, I will see…

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Punctuation marks Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

After getting a question about punctuation marks (علامات الترقيم), I write about the topic again. There are a lot of similarities between the use of punctuation marks in Arabic and in English. Full stop (النقطة) . We use the full stop at the end of complete sentences, e.g. علامات الترقيم مهمة جدا في فهم النص…

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Punctuation in Arabic Posted by on Sep 10, 2010

Punctuation marks (علامات الترقيم) are not always used correctly in Arabic. In this post, I explain some of the rules related to the use of punctuation marks. First of all, it should be noted that some punctuation marks in Arabic look different from the English counterparts, e.g. the English comma is (,) while the Arabic…

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