Punctuation creates rhythm and reduces ambiguity. In general, Monash University takes a minimalist approach. Use enough punctuation to aid readability, but not so much that it clutters up the text.

Consult the Macquarie Dictionary fifth edition and the Style Manual: For Authors, Editors and Printers, 6th Edition, for all punctuation and style issues not covered by this guide.

If you think we have missed something, please email style.guide@monash.edu.