EDUCATION

Punctuation Marks in English Grammar

Punctuation Marks

Punctuation is used in all kinds of writing, and there is no limit to its use. The Basics of Punctuation will help you learn the correct usage of Punctuation in all sorts of writing.

Punctuation helps the writer to better understand the intended meaning of his or her sentences.

In this book you’ll learn about some of the basics of Punctuation, particularly aspects that are especially important in academic writing.

Punctuation depends on the type of language we are using.

For example,

In American English, there are three main rules on punctuation: capitalization of the first word in a sentence, use of commas (and periods), and use of single or double quote marks.

You’ll learn the basics of Punctuation, including the rules of punctuation for these three types of language. Additionally, you’ll learn about the exceptions to these rules.

The capitalization of the first word in a sentence

In American English, it’s always the first word in a sentence that comes before the rest of the words. In British English, it’s sometimes possible to capitalize the first word in a sentence (including the first word in dependent clauses), but it’s not always acceptable.

Commas, single quote marks, and exclamation marks usually do not need to be capitalized in American English, and quotations that refer back to one person (including references to specific instances) usually don’t need them in British English either.

Use of commas and periods

These are usually used to indicate various types of punctuation. In addition to being used as part of the main type of punctuation used in writing, you’ll learn English grammar rules that guide the use of commas and periods throughout a sentence.

The Basics of Punctuation

As you work on your grammar skills, you’ll learn the basics of punctuation. These include capitalization of words, the rules for single and double quote marks, and the usage of commas and periods throughout a written piece.

The next step is to learn how to put these principles into practice in your own writing, using appropriate types of punctuation for the subject matter and the type of writing.

Learn how to use the tenses for the different types of spoken English. There are four basic tenses in the English language, and the rules for formulating sentences with each of them depend on the tense you’re using.

Each of the four tenses have different aspects, just as English grammar does, so you’ll need to learn the basics of spoken English grammar as well. You’ll start by learning the present tense, which refers to the future of an action or occurrence: “I will be eating dinner.”

Use Comma Points

A comma, also known as a question mark or asterisk, appears at the beginning of a sentence and may function as a pause or a break.

Two commas can indicate two separate things (as in “We bought the book” and “We ate the meal”). When combining two sentences together, you can use commas to indicate conjunction: “We heard the song,” “We saw the film” and “The car went down the road.”

The Rules of Punctuation

The rules for placing commas, periods, and periods within written text are the same as the ones that apply to spoken language.

Your job is to identify and distinguish between the different punctuation marks (Viram Chinh) and make them work correctly within your written text.

Once you understand the different punctuation marks and their functions, it will be easy for you to place them appropriately within your own written works.

Punctuation Marks

The four main types of Punctuation Marks are the exclamation marks, question marks, quotation marks, and full stop (purn viram).

The use of one or more of these marks will influence the reading of your text.

For example,

If you are writing about a vacation, using the word “beach” in your sentences will imply a sense of travel and may cause your reader to interpret your words differently than those written by someone who is from the city.

The Function of Punctuation

Using commas, periods, and periods correctly will require that you understand the difference between a parenthetical phrase and a paragraph.

Parenthetical phrases start with the words “as”, “in”, or “but” and end with the word “or”. Paragraphs are groups of words and are written as a sequence of nonempty lines.

The use of commas and periods can change the basic meaning of the sentence, depending on what your intent is.

Punctuation Marks and Language

A well-structured, clear, and concise sentence communicates your message much better than does an ambiguous one.

With the use of all the correct punctuation marks and proper sentence organization, your language learners will be able to understand your sentences much quicker than with incorrect usage of punctuation marks and language.

If you are a teacher, it is also important that you teach students the basics of Punctuation.

This knowledge will help you to communicate clearer with your students so they become more successful writers as they grow older.