Punctuation is a set of marks used in writing to clarify meaning and indicate pauses or emphasis [giving special importance or attention to something].
- The period (.) is used to end a sentence. [Period means a small dot used at the end of a sentence.]
- The comma (,) is used to separate items in a list, or to indicate a short pause in talking. [Comma means a small curved mark used to separate words or phrases in a sentence.]
Very Simple Definition:
Punctuation is a group of marks (symbols) used in writing to help us understand and read sentences better.
- A period (.) means the end of a sentence.
- A comma (,) is used to separate words in a list.