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  • Today we're going to talk about punctuation.

  • Punctuation is the name for specific kinds of marks used in writing.

  • When you are speaking, you can use pauses or stops, and change your tone of voice to

  • help the listener understand.

  • When you are writing, you can use punctuation to do the same thing.

  • Punctuation can help us when we read to understand what is written correctly.

  • Let's learn about some of the more common types of punctuation!

  • First, let's talk about periods.

  • A period is a dot that marks the end of a sentence.

  • Periods are the most common way to end a sentence, because they are used to end any sentence

  • that isn't a question or an exclamation.

  • An exclamation will end with an exclamation point.

  • Exclamation points are used to show strong feelings, like excitement, or show that something

  • is being said loudly.

  • Question marks are easy to understand: they belong at the end of questions.

  • Any time you have a question, you end it with a question mark.

  • Got it?

  • Commas can be used in many places.

  • They are used to indicate a pause.

  • Let's see some of the places a comma should be used!

  • Commas should be used to separate three or more items in a list.

  • They are also used to separate compound sentences - two complete sentences connected by a conjunction

  • like and, but, and or.

  • Commas are used after introductory words, clauses, or phases to set them apart from

  • the main sentence.

  • You should also use commas to separate the name of a city from its country or state,

  • and to set apart the day of the week or month when writing a date.

  • Finally, commas are used to separate quotations from the rest of a sentence.

  • A quotation is something that someone else has said or written.

  • Quotation marks are used at the beginning and end of a sentence or phrase to show that

  • it is being written exactly the way it was written or said originally.

  • The last punctuation mark we are going to talk about today is the apostrophe.

  • Apostrophes can be used in a contraction to show that there are missing letters.

  • Apostrophes are also used to show possession, or that something belongs to someone.

  • There are still more types of punctuation to learn about, but I hope this helped you

  • to understand how to use basic punctuation marks.

  • Goodbye till next time!

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    zifeng posted on 2017/10/24
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