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The oblique stroke is not normally used as a punctuation mark in a piece of writing.  However, it does have a number of uses.


Obliques are used in certain ABBREVIATIONS.


c/o = care of

a/c = account

19/02/10 = 19 February 2010


Obliques can be used to separate items in a list.


The District Line to Earl's Court passes through: Wimbledon / Wimbledon Park / Southfields / East Putney / Putney Bridge / Parson's Green / Fulham Broadway / West Brompton.


Obliques can be used to separate alternative items.


1 teaspoonful of fresh grated ginger / ginger paste.


The oblique has become an essential element of website addresses (URLs) - where it is referred to as a "forward slash".




Introduction - Capital letters - Full stops - Question Marks - Exclamation marks - Abbreviations - Contractions - Commas - Speech marks (Quotation marks - Inverted comas) - Possessive apostrophes - Colons - Semi-colons - Brackets - Hyphens - Dashes - Obliques (slashes)