Punctuations

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1) . = Full stop or Period.

Usage:

a) To mark at the end of the sentence.

Ex: There are two sides to every question.


b) At the end of an abbreviation.

Ex: Dr.



2) , = Comma

Usage:

a) To separate words in a list.

Ex: We saw monkeys, lions and tigers in the zoo.


b) To show a pause in a sentence or reading.

Ex: Yesterday, as I was jogging, I saw a big snake.


c) Before inverted commas of actual words spoken.

Ex: He told us, "The world is round."


d) To separate the name of the person spoken to.

Ex: "John, let's start work straightaway."


e) To separate parts of an address.

Ex: 99, Downing street, Kingston.


f) To separate relative clause from the rest of the sentence.

Ex: The man, who lives next door, is a doctor.



3) ? = Question mark.

Usage:

Question mark is used at the end of a sentence to show a question.

Ex: "When will the train arrive?"



4) ! = Exclamation Mark.

Usage:

Exclamation mark is used at the end of a sentence to show surprise, excited, or angry.

Ex:

a) We won!

b) Quiet!



5) : = Colon.

Usage: Colon is used to introduce an example, quotation etc.

Ex: Example: This box contains the following items: bandages, plasters, lotion, medicines, and a pair of scissors.



6) ; = Semicolon.

Usage:

Semicolon is used to join two sentences or two complete parts of a sentence which are closely connected in meaning.

Ex: He gives up smoking; obviously, he fears smoking-related disease may strike him.



7) ' = Apostrophe.

Usage:

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