Properly Punctuated: Backslash, \

Posted August 27, 2015 by Kathy Davie in Author Resources, Editing, Properly Punctuated, Self-Editing, Writing

The backslash is one of the easiest bits of punctuation with so few rules! And that rule is a pip.

Properly Punctuated is…

…the proper use of quotation marks, commas, semicolons, colons, ellipsis, etc., including how to properly mark dialog, ahem. As Properly Punctuated is in no way complete, I would appreciate suggestions and comments from anyone…

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Backslash, \
Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com
Punctuation: \
Definition: A backward-sloping diagonal line (\), used to indicate a computer directory path to mark the division between a directory and a subdirectory or its folders on certain types of computer operating systems.
c:\office\mydocs\writing\editing.docx

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