四 冒号 Colon
The store will close at noon on the following dates: November 26, December 24, and December 31.
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In his book Life Lines, Forrest Church maintains that people should cry more: “Life is difficult. Some people pretend that it is not, that we should be able to breeze through. Yet hardly a week passes in which most of us don’t have something worth crying about. ”
Here’s a temporary solution to a dripping faucet: Tie a string to it, and let the drops slide down the string to the sink.
五 分号 Semicolon
Lonnie heard a noise and looked out the window; the only thing there was his reflection.
He checked on the new baby every five minutes; he was afraid something would happen to her.
Lizards become sluggish at night; they need the sun’s warmth to maintain an active body temperature.
The large dog was growling at me; there were white bubbles of foam around its mouth.
We knew a power failure had occurred; all the clocks in the building were forty-seven minutes slow.
Maya’s children are named Melantha, which means “black flower;” Yomina, which means “dove:” and Cynthia, which means “moon goddess.”（注意，标点在引号里面哦）
My parents’ favorite albums are Rubber Soul, by the Beatles; Songs in the key of life, by Stevie Wonder; and Bridge over Trouble Water, by Simon and Garfunkel.
六 破折号 Dash
I was so exhausted that I fell asleep within seconds – standing up.
He has many good qualities – sincerity, honesty, and thoughtfulness – yet he had few friends.
The pardon form the governor finally arrived – too late.
七 圆括号 Parentheses
In 1913, the tax on an annual income of $4,000 (a comfortable wage at that time) was one penny.
Arthur C. Clarke, author of science fiction books (including 2001: A Space Odyssey), was inspired as a young man by the magazine Astounding Stories.
八 连字符 Hyphen
The light-footed burglar silently slipped open the sliding glass door.
While being interviewed on the late-night talk show, the quarterback announced his intention to retire.
With a needle, Rich punctured the fluid-filled blister on his toe.
Selena’s first year at college was a time filled with numerous new pres-
sures and responsibilities.