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1 Sentences

2 End Marks and Sentence Purpose
Simple Sentences

3 End Marks: Rules An end mark is a mark of punctuation place at the end of the sentence. English uses three kinds of end marks: the period the question mark the exclamation point

4 End Marks: Rules Use a period at the end of a sentence.
The manatee is also called a sea cow. It is a mammal that lives in the ocean. Use a question mark at the end of a question. Have you ever seen a manatee? Did it look like a cow to you? Use an exclamation point at the end of an exclamation. This type of statement should show emotion. That’s amazing! Look! There’s a manatee over there. Use a period or an exclamation point at the end of a request or command. Please read this. (a request) Give me that! (a command)

5 End Marks: Rules Use a period after most abbreviations:
Personal names: Joel H. Fairweather, M.E. Gadski Titles used with names: Mr., Mrs., Ms., Jr., Sr., Dr. States (except the two-letter abbreviations) Ark., Calif., Minn. but not MN, WI, IA Addresses: St., Ave., P.O. Box Organizations and Companies: Co., Inc., Corp., Assn. Times: A.M., P.M., B.C., A.D. NOTE: Most units of measure are abbreviated without periods. The exception is inch—in.

6 Classifying Sentences by Purpose
Sentences can be classified in many ways; sentence type and sentence purpose are just two of them. A declarative sentence is a statement. Use a period. An interrogative sentence is a question. Use a question mark. An imperative sentence gives a command or a request. Use a exclamation point or a period. An exclamatory sentence shows emotion or strong feeling. Use an exclamation point. A conditional sentence expresses a wish using an If. . .then statement. Use a period.

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