When I say punctuation, what do you think of? Single word answers only!
Sentences are used to express ideas and communicate information. Punctuation helps to form sentences, create meaning and clarity. Using the right punctuation can make a big difference in how sentences are read.
Sentences and Punctuation
Sentence: A group of words that expresses an idea and ends with a period (.), question mark (?), or exclamation mark (!) Punctuation: A mark or symbol used to clarify the meaning of the words in a sentence Clarity: The ability to make something clear, understandable, or unambiguous Subject: A person or thing that is being discussed, described, or dealt with. Verb: A word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence
The average person speaks over 16,000 sentences each day. A sentece needs a minimum of two words: A subject and a verb. The comma can cost you millions. A misplaced comma in one Lockheed Martin contract (Airplane company) gave a customer overgenerous terms that ended up costing the company $70 million.
Work together in pairs: Which sentence uses punctuation correctly? A) I love ice cream! B) I love ice cream C) I love, ice cream D) I love, ice cream!
Work together in pairs: What is the difference between a sentence and a phrase?
Brain break: Draw a car driving underwater
What is the purpose of punctuation?
- To indicate pauses in a sentence
- To indicate emphasis
- To divide a sentence into parts
- To indicate end of sentence
What punctuation mark is not used to end a sentence?
- Question mark
- Exclamation point
How do you punctuate a list of items?
- With a colon
- With a period
- With a semicolon
- With a comma
What is correct about sentence length?
- Short sentences are the best
- Long sentences are better
- A variation of long and short
- A sentence should be between 15-20 words in averege
Cohesion refers to the way we use vocabulary and grammatical structures to make connections between the ideas within a text. It provides flow and sequence to your work and helps make your paragraphs clear for the reader. Cohesive devices are words and expressions that show relationships between parts of text and ideas, such as cause and effect, time, addition, or comparison and contrast.
Cohesion - use of linking words
Linking words: Give examples of words that creates cohesion in a text
What punctuation marks are used to indicate direct speech?
- Quotation marks
- Exclamation mark
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