punctuality

[ puhngk-choo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌpʌŋk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti /

noun

the quality or state of being punctual.
strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.

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Commas mark divisions in sentences. Periods end declarative sentences. Apostrophes show possession. Easy, right? Well, punctuation can get pretty tricky—fast. Think you got what it takes to be a punctuation expert? Take our quiz to prove it!
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.

Origin of punctuality

First recorded in 1610–20; punctual + -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM punctuality

un·punc·tu·al·i·ty, noun
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