This is a series you won’t want to miss. Daily I will review aspects of punctuation and then capitalization. We will learn when and where to use them properly. If you are a teacher or just want a review, check with me daily to collect the entire series.
Day 1, Lesson 1:
When and where do we use a period?
- If used correctly we use a period (.) after a sentence that states a fact. This type of sentence is called a declarative sentence.
- We also use a period when a sentence gives a command. This type of sentence is called an imperative sentence.
(Example of a declarative sentence.) The boy played with his toys.
(Example of a imperative sentence.) Go play with your toys.
When and where do we use a question mark?
- If used correctly we use a question mark (?) after a sentence that asks a question. This type of sentence is called an interrogative sentence.
(Example of an interrogative sentence.) Why are you playing with your toys?
When and where do we use an exclamation point?
- If used correctly, we use an exclamation mark (!) after a sentence that expresses surprise or strong feeling. We call this an exclamatory sentence.
(Example of an exclamatory sentence.) These toys are great!
I hope this lesson has provided you with tools to make punctuating easier. Proper punctuation is the foundation for all writing. This can help parents, grandparents, and writers. I hope to see you tomorrow for lesson 2 which will be more in depth.
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