Presentation on theme: "Punctuation marks By Sydney Mckinney 5 th grade. Period This punctuation mark is placed at the end of a sentence. For example: The school bus will be."— Presentation transcript:
Period This punctuation mark is placed at the end of a sentence. For example: The school bus will be here soon.
Comma Separates items in a series, in an address and a city from a state It appears before and after an appositive It is also used to a separate a dependent clause from the in dependent clause For example: Can you get milk, bread, and butter from the store ?
Question mark It comes at the end of an interrogative sentence (a sentence that asks a question) It is also known as an interrogation point For example: Would you like milk or juice?
Exclamation mark Punctuation mark that indicates strong feelings or intended to show astonishment For example: I won the lottery!
Colon This punctuation mark often precedes an explanation or list It separates the chapter and verse numbers in biblical citations It also follows the salutation in a business letter For example: You may be required to bring many things: sleeping bags, pans, utensils, and warm clothing.
Semicolon Punctuation used to connect two independent clauses into one sentence For example: Bring any two items; however, sleeping bags and tents are in short supply
Hyphen This punctuation mark separates parts of a compound word It can also be used if a word has been split between two lines of printing It can also connect words in a compound noun or compound adjective
Ellipsis A series of marks typically three periods in a row used to indicate a pause in a speech thought or at the end of the sentence
Apostrophe This punctuation mark indicates missing letters in contractions It can also signify the possessive case
Quotation marks This punctuation mark can be single of double and always appears in a set They surround characters dialogue or words that someone else said
Asterisk This punctuation mark name means “ little star “ in Latin It is used to indicate omission or as a reference mark and is found above the 8 on a keyboard