Name one type of punctuation mark?
Punctuation marks are symbols that help give structure to written language. Common punctuation marks include periods, commas, colons, semicolons, and question marks. Using punctuation correctly can help make your writing easier to read and understand.
Full Stop/Period A period is used to mark the end of a sentence. Comma A comma is used to separate items in a list, to separate a coordinating conjunction from the rest of the sentence, and to set off a non-essential clause or phrase. Semicolon A semicolon is used to join two independent clauses that are closely related in meaning.
What punctuation marks do you already know that are used in S2?
Which punctuation mark do you think is the most important?
- Question mark
- Exclamation mark
- Quotation Marks
The first punctuation mark was used by the ancient Greeks. The original use of the exclamation point was to indicate a statement of strong emotion. The asterisk symbol (*) was originally used to mark omitted words in manuscripts.
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Which punctuation marks do you think are the most important for a S2 student to know?
What is the purpose of punctuation in writing?
How does punctuation help you to understand a text better?
Would you rather only use exclamation points for the rest of your life or never use any punctuation at all?
- Only use exclamation points
- Never use any punctuation
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What is the difference between a comma and a semicolon, and when should each be used in a sentence?