Do periods and commas in written language reflect our society's need for structure and control, or do they limit the freedom of our thoughts and expression?
Draw two types of punctuation marks?
Used to separate items in a list: I need to buy flour, eggs, and milk. Used to separate two clauses in a sentence: I needed to go to the store, but when I turned the key the car wouldn't start. Used at the beginning of a quote: Ms. Zapata said, "You must do your work." Used to create emphasis or when providing additional information: Ms. Zapata, my English teacher, said. "You must do your work." Used when addressing someone directly: You, Jack, need to move.
All are used to end a sentence. Periods are used at the end of statements or commands: I went to the store. You need to start listening to me. Exclamations are used to "yell" or when expressing excitement. Question marks are used when asking something.
Periods, Exclamation & Question Marks.
Period: A period is the punctuation mark at the end of a sentence, used to indicate a full stop or a complete thought. Comma: A comma is a punctuation mark used to separate parts of a sentence and indicate a pause or shift in thought. List: A list is a set of items separated by commas, used to provide clarity in a sentence or paragraph. Clause: A short sentence that includes a subject and a predicate
What is one rule for using commas in sentences?
What are the most common mistakes you make when using periods and commas?
What is the importance of using periods and commas in your writing?
What is the purpose of a period?
- To indicate the end of a sentence
- To separate items in a list
- To join two complete thoughts
Which of the following sentences is punctuated correctly?
- I love to dance, swim, and sing.
- I love to dance swim and sing.
- I love to dance, swim and sing.
What should come after every comma?
- A space
- A semicolon
- An exclamation point
What punctuation mark should be used when addressing someone directly?
- Exclamation mark