Punctuation is derived from the latin word 'punctum' means the right use of putting in points or stops in writing.
The following are the important stops:
1. Full stop (.)
2. Comma (,)
3. Semicolon (;)
4. Colon (:)
5. Question mark (?)
6. Exclamation mark (.)
Other marks in common use are the dash, parenthesis, inverted commas or quotation marks.