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  • 1. Capitalization and Punctuation English Comprehension & Composition Course Supervisor 02/18/14 15:46 Ayyaz Qadeer
  • 2. Why? Writers use capital letters and punctuation marks to help the reader better understand what is written. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 3. Capital Letters All sentences begin with capital letters. W e enjoyed reading the book. T hose girls finished cleaning the counter. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 4. Capital Letters Proper nouns begin with capital letters. M rs. C lark asked if A my would help. U ncle R ob took us to T exas. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 5. Capital Letters The pronoun capitalized. I is always I don’t need your help. My aunt and I picked up the papers. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 6. Capital Letters  A capital letter begins the first, last, and any important word in the title of a book, magazine, song, movie, poem, or other work. Read the last chapter of T om S awyer. She saw S now W hite when she was five years old. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 7. Punctuation: Period A complete sentence that makes a statement ends with a period. It’s your birthday. You blow out the candle. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 8. Punctuation: Period Most abbreviations end with a period. Dr. Howard lives on Oak Rd. near St. Mary’s Hospital. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 9. Punctuation: Question Mark A question ends with a question mark. When will you be finished? 02/18/14 15:46
  • 10. Punctuation: Exclamation Mark A statement expression strong feeling or excitement ends with an exclamation mark. What a beautiful day it is! 02/18/14 15:46
  • 11. Punctuation: Comma A comma separates things in a series. I ate pizza, a burger, and ice cream. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 12. Punctuation: Comma A comma comes before the conjunction that compounds independent clauses. She finished her work, and then she went to bed. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 13. Punctuation: Comma A comma separates an interruption from the rest of the sentence. Mr. Walker, our teacher, was happy. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 14. Punctuation: Comma A comma separates quoted words from the rest of the sentence. “I wanted to go”, she remarked. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 15. Punctuation: Comma A comma separates items in an address or date. Miami, Florida January 6, 2003 02/18/14 15:46
  • 16. Punctuation: Colon A colon shows the reader that a list or explanation follows. I will need the following items: scissors, paper, glue, and paint. 02/18/14 15:46
  • 17. Punctuation: Quotation Marks Quotation marks are used to identify the exact words of a speaker . President Bush said, “ We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.” 02/18/14 15:46
  • 18. HOME TASK HANDOUTS GIVEN SADIQ UR REHMAN 02/18/14 15:46
  • 19. BEST OF LUCK 02/18/14 15:46