# What is a symbol in English Grammar?

## Please include examples along with the explanation!

##### 2 Answers
May 4, 2018

Symbols have a symboltic relationship with the story. For example, let take Holden's red hunting hat from The Catcher in the Rye. It symbolised that it a symbol of alienatation (Litcharts - Holden's Red Hunting Hat )

May 5, 2018

Punctuation marks are symbols in English Grammar.

#### Explanation:

I'm a little confused as to what you want as a "symbol", but punctuation marks are symbols used in English grammar. Here are some punctuation marks:

? = "question mark"

! = "exclamation mark"

$, = \text{comma}$

$' = \text{apostrophe}$

$. = \text{period}$

$: = \text{colon}$

; = "semicolon"

" $=$ $\text{quotation marks}$

$\left(\right) = \text{parentheses}$

$\ldots = \text{ellipsis}$

$/ = \text{slash mark}$

There are some symbols that aren't considered punctuation that are used in writing sometimes:

$= "dollar sign" % = "percent" & = "ampersand" $\text{* = asterisk}\$

Hope this is helpful!