Perfecting Punctuation - exclamation marks

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                       .
    The girl played
    with the
    computer.

    You use a full stop
    at the end of a
    sentence.
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                       ABC
         Suddenly the door
         opened. It was Tim.

     Use a capital letter at
     the start of every new
     sentence. Names of
     places and people also
     have capital letters.

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                       ?
     Have you seen the
     missing cat?

    A question mark is
    used to show you have
    asked a question.
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          !
        Gosh! That was
        a close shave.
   Use an exclamation
   mark to show surprise
   or other expressions.
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                       ,
    Sam bought some
    milk, a loaf of bread,
    butter and a banana.

     You use a comma to
     separate items in a
     list.
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  Kim‟s homework was
                       „
  late as she didn‟t finish
  it on time.

    An apostrophe can do
    two things. It can show
    where a letter is missing
    in a word (e.g. didn‟t). It
    is also used to show who
    owns something (e.g.
    Derek‟s ball).
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           “ ”
  “I‟m going to buy
  some apples,” said
  Mrs. Jenkins.
    Use speech marks to
    show when someone is
    speaking.

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                       ...
  Carefully Yasmin
  opened the door...
  ...to her surprise, she
  saw a skull.
    An ellipsis can be used
    to add suspense to a
    piece of writing or to
    show where a word is
    missing.
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                       ;
     The children came
     home today; they had
     been away for a week.

     You can use a semi-
     colon to separate long
     phrases in a list or to
     connect the two main
     clauses in a sentence.
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                       :
  Tim has lots of friends:
  Derek, Sanjay, Josh,
  Muhammed and Laura.

   Use a colon to begin a
   list. You can also use a
   colon when introducing
   a quotation, an explan-
   ation or an example.
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           ( )
  Brian‟s bike was red
  (bright red) with a
  yellow stripe.

   Use brackets to add
   extra information to a
   sentence.

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     A friendly-looking
     doctor came to
                       -
     examine her patient.
     A hyphen can be used
     to join the two parts
     of a compound word.
     You can also use it
     when you add a prefix
     to a word.
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