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Punctuation marks

Incorrect punctuation can change the meaning of a sentence.

Let’s eat Grandpa.

or

Let’s eat, Grandpa.

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The most frequently used English symbols of punctuation are the following:

Full Stop –  Usually used at the end of a sentence.

Question Mark –  Usually used at the end of an interrogative sentence to form a question.

Comma – Usually used to denote a pause in a sentence.

Exclamation Mark –  Used to denote shock, surprise, anger or a raised voice.

Colon – Used to indicate what is to follow next

Semi Colon – Used to link two independent clauses not joined by a conjunction or used to separate two independent clauses in place of comma

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Apostrophe – Used to show possession or the contraction of a word.

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