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Punctuation   End Marks

Punctuation End Marks






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      • End Marks
      • - Period
      • - Exclamation Point
      • - Question Mark
    • The Period
      • The end of a sentence.
      • Barney went into the navy .
    • Some Period Rules
      • #1
      • If a sentence ends with an abbreviation, do not add another period.
      • Margot is from the U.S.A.
      • Lionel works for the C.I.A.
    • Some Period Rules
      • #2
      • If the sentence ends in a title of something and that title ends in a question mark or an exclamation point, do not add a period.
      • Liza gained twenty pounds to play the leading role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    • Question Mark
      • Used when the sentence is a question
      • Used to show skepticism or surprise.
      • Do you have any deodorant? (Question)
      • You don’t have any deodorant? (Surprise)
      • You came here without deodorant? (Skepicism)
    • Question Mark Rules
      • #1
      • Introducing a question within a longer sentence, being the sentence with a capital letter, use a comma and end with a Question Mark.
      • The question was, “How long should she wait for her luggage?”
      • Tina cried, “What next?”
    • Question Mark Rules
      • #2
      • If a sentence continues to go on after a question, do not use a comma after the question mark.
      • “ What will I do without my hair dryer?” she asked.
      • “ Are you kidding me?” he cried.
    • Exclamation Point
      • Used for emphasis – when you are saying something really important.
      • Most abused punctuation mark
      • Shows weakness in the writer
        • Says you are not confident that what you are saying is important and you need a ! to prove it is important
        • Says that you do not know a startling idea when you see one and you need a ! to prove it.
      • Only use in quoted dialogue
    • Exclamation Point Rule
      • #1
      • When you have an exclamation point that comes before the rest of the sentence do not use a comma after the exclamation point.
      • “ Holy cow!” said Phil.
      • “ Watch out!” screamed Rudy.