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Punctuation   End Marks Punctuation End Marks Presentation Transcript

    • 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.