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What’s an end mark? Periods, question marks, and exclamation points are used to indicate the end of sentences; therefore, they are known as “end marks”.. ?!
Periods Use periods at the end of all declarative sentences and most imperative sentences: Declarative: Chess is a strategic game. Imperative: Follow the rules. Use periods at the end of most sentences containing indirect questions: The student asked how chess is played.
Other uses of periods Use periods after initials and after most abbreviations: Gen. George Washington 3 lb. 4 oz. Dr. Michael C. Scott Use a period after each number or letter in an outline or list: I. A. 1. 2. B.
Question Marks Use a question mark at the end of an interrogative sentence: Do you know who has won the most championships?
Exclamation Points Use an exclamation point to end a exclamatory sentence or after a strong interjection (a word that shows feeling or imitates a sound): Hurrah! We won the game! What a game! Note: Don’t overuse them. They lose their effectiveness if used too frequently: Chess is the most competitive game! It requires skills and concentration! Tension mounts as each player attacks the enemy king!