1‘having learnt the basics of dinghy sailing, the next stage is to join a sailing club’
fundamentals, essentials, rudiments, principles, first principles, foundations, preliminaries, groundwork
essence, basis, core, kernel, nub, marrow, meat, crux, bedrock
facts, hard facts, practicalities, realities
sine qua non
nitty-gritty, brass tacks, nuts and bolts, ABC
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.