Slash vs Backslash: A Grammar Guide

How to use the slash correctly in a sentence
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Not all punctuation marks have a long list of nicknames. Stroke, virgule, diagonal, right-leaning stroke, oblique dash, solidus, slant, separatrix, forward slash—all can be used for the slash.

And there’s the backslash. No nickname required. Unless you prefer to say backslant, slosh or reverse slash.

Laundry list of names aside, you’re here because you need answers. What’s the difference between the slash and the backslash? How do you use the slash correctly in a sentence? And is there a way to use the backslash correctly in a sentence?

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