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Author Topic: When did full stops and commas first get used in English?  (Read 361 times)

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When did full stops and commas first get used in English?
« on: 27 November, 2017, 01:13:13 PM »
How old are full stops and commas?   Are they as old as squillions of aged Franciscan monks beavering way with their quill pens illustrating manuscripts in ice cold monasteries? Or are full stops and commas newfangled things?

And how about "quotation marks" for that matter?  When did they suddenly pop up on the scene?

Full stops....Commas....and Question Marks.  Is there anybody out there on IA old enough to remember when these handy little punctuation marks first became common in English?
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