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Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Add Punctuation to Emails or Text Messages

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Take me to level five, Siri.

Do you prefer to text in complete, grammatically correct sentences? Are you one of the those people who know when you should use a comma versus when you should use a semicolon? Did you know that you can use Siri to punctuate your texts and emails like a pro?

Simply speak punctuation marks out loud when you’re composing an email or sending a text message with Siri. If you say the words “comma,” “period,” “semicolon,” or “ellipsis,” as part of a sentence, Siri will convert it into a punctuation mark. You can also add quotation marks and parentheses by saying, “open quotes,” “close quotes,” “open parenthesis,” or “close parenthesis.”

Just make sure you don't start speaking punctuation aloud during in-person conversations!

Have an awesome tip to share with your fellow iPhone Life readers? Email me at sarah@iphonelife.com.

Image courtesy of flickr.com creative commons, Tom Barrett.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the web editor of iPhone Life magazine. She has written for savvyvegetarian.com and worked as the associate editor of the Iowa Source for many years.