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punctuate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpunctuatepunc‧tu‧ate /ˈpʌŋktʃueɪt/ verb  1 [transitive]SLG to divide written work into sentences, phrases etc using commas, full stops etc2 [transitive]INTERRUPT literary to interrupt something, especially when this is repeated The silence was occasionally punctuated by laughter. Grammar Punctuate is usually passive in this meaning.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
punctuateDanoff's resignation punctuated a decade of tremendous change at the museum.Clare had led Carolyn along endless humming corridors, whose walls were punctuated by closed doors.The path turned inland and met the road to Sandweg which cut through arable land, punctuated by low, brooding barns.An air of helplessness and despair spread about, punctuated by stirrings of an uglier mood.Periods of punctuated equilibrium are equally visible in human history.As Carol Jackson moved about in the kitchen she could hear the steady burble of conversation, punctuated every so often by a laugh.President Nixon punctuated his Watergate tapes with obscenities.
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Verb table
punctuate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypunctuate
he, she, itpunctuates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypunctuated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave punctuated
he, she, ithas punctuated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad punctuated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill punctuate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have punctuated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam punctuating
he, she, itis punctuating
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you, we, theyare punctuating
Past
I, he, she, itwas punctuating
you, we, theywere punctuating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been punctuating
he, she, ithas been punctuating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been punctuating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be punctuating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been punctuating
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