Asked • 03/26/19

How much seconds for punctuation when we read a loud text?

I have one question that when we read text for **comma, semi-colon** we use approximately **1 second of pause** and for **period and colon** there is **2 second of pause** but I also want to know about following: 1. Quotation mark 2. Hyphen 3. Dash 4. Question mark (not at end of sentence) 5. Exclamation mark (not at end of sentence)

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Shawn T. answered • 06/18/19

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