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Grade 6
Aug 30, 2022

Punctuations is a bunch of words that are utilized to isolate sentences which makes them simple to peruse. They are explicit images that make the right importance of the sentences and make the progression of the message. Punctuation are the images that are utilized to separate the words and make a sentence. 

To comprehend the meaning of punctuation marks, envision the world without them. Without punctuation it would be impossible to determine the beginning or end of a sentence as there would not be any comma or full stop. It is additionally challenging to sort out whether the sentence is an inquiry or a statement, without the appropriate punctuation mark. We can’t show our feelings and sentiments in the sentence on the off chance that we didn’t have interjection marks.  On the area we sum up every one of the places, one might say that punctuation are exceptionally important to give appropriate significance when utilized in the right places since it makes things simpler for everybody, it very well may be effortlessly perused by anybody or the author likewise keep an eye out for the sentences. 

Instances of Punctuation Marks: 

  1. What is your name? 
  1. I am going to Australia tomorrow. 
  1. What do you need, tea, espresso, or hot cocoa? 
  1. You have two options: contend with others or return. 
  1. He is well-versed in thirteenth-century literature. 

The symbols utilized in the above models are known as punctuation marks. Every one of them has various names and capacities, we will examine every one of them later in the article. 

Types of Punctuation marks 

  1. Full stop (.) 
  1. Commas (,) 
  1. Question imprint (?) 
  1. Exclamation imprint (!) 
  1. Apostrophe ( ‘ ) 
  1. Colon (:) 
  1. Quotations (” “) 

Let us discuss each punctuation mark in detail and know how to use them. 

Full stop (.) 

It is a kind of punctuation mark that is by and large used to end revelatory or basic sentences. Full stop tries to take a delicate respite prior to perusing another sentence. It is for the most part utilized when the sentence moves past or is finished. 


Instances of Full stop (.) 

  1. I am going to the market. 
  1. I couldn’t imagine anything better than to eat pizza. 
  1. Susan’s favourite colour is green. 
  1. My name is Alex, I am an Astronaut. 
  1. Shut the window. 

Commas (,) 

A comma (,) is a punctuation mark that assists with isolating the sentence or to isolate the things that are available in a sentence. These punctuation marks demonstrate taking a little delay while perusing a sentence that gives a superior agreement and importance of the sentence. 

Instances of comma (,) 

  1. There are numerous fantastic spots in New York such as the Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Empire State Building, Museum, etc. 
  1. David is a solid, valiant man. 
  1. If you can’t do this, let me in at this point. 
  1. Victor, who is my sibling is in America. 
  1. No, you can’t leave your vehicle here. 

Question mark (?) 

A punctuation mark that demonstrates the inquisitive sentence or the things which are obscure to somebody. As such, seeking clarification on some things or clearing the uncertainty about anything is utilized. You can’t envision a world without questions and it is the image to realize that the sentence is inquisitive. 

Instances of Question mark (?) 

  1. What is your capability? 
  1. Why would it be advantageous for me to recruit you for this job? 
  1. Did he request some espresso? 
  1. When the train will show up at the station? 
  1. What was the motivation to do this kind of work? 

Interjection mark (!) 

An exclamation mark is a punctuation that communicates the feelings and unmistakable inclinations in the sentences. This punctuation mark makes it more obvious the feelings of the speaker. 

Instances of an interjection mark 

  1. What an exquisite dress it is! 
  1. Hurrah! We dominated the game. 
  1. Wow! What an excellent spot it is! 
  1. You are in incredible difficulty! 
  1. I simply believe he should quit doing things like this! 

Apostrophe (‘) 

This is a unique punctuation mark that is put after the thing to demonstrate that something is claimed by it. It is utilized to contract two words too like, didn’t can be composed as didn’t, had not can be composed as hadn’t. 

Instances of a punctuation mark 

  1. I haven’t chosen at this point. 
  1. She’s is exceptionally dependable. 
  1. His father’s vehicle is exceptionally lavish. 
  1. Jason’s mom requested him to go about his responsibilities. 
  1. She’ll go to the gathering tomorrow. 

Colon (:) 

A colon is a kind of punctuation mark that is utilized to isolate two autonomous provisions it is strong than a comma yet under a full stop. It is mostly utilized where the subsequent expression makes sense of the main expression or is utilized to show a progression of things in a sentence. 


Instances of colon 

  1. Richard knows what to do: practice. 
  1. Kevin plays four games: cricket, football, basketball, volleyball. 
  1. He detested the group logo: red with printed yellow. 
  1. Please be there at 1:00 pm. 
  1. Rueben: I have so much work. 

Quote (” “) 

A quote is an exceptional sort of punctuation mark that is utilized to feature direct discourse, citations, and extraordinary words. Drawing consideration towards a specific phrase is additionally utilized. 

Instances of Quotation mark 

  1. Will said, “I will complete this section today”. 
  1. The king ordered, “Get the convicted to the court”. 
  1. “I’m not certain about what really happened.” 
  1. “Don’t park your vehicle here”, the traffic police said. 
  1. He mentioned, “Kindly put the cash on the counter”. 

Hyphen (-) 

It is a short line is used to connect the parts of a compound words as, Passer-by, man-of-war, jack-of-all-trades.  

It is also used to link parts of a word divided at the end of a line. 

Capital Letters 

These are used  

  • To begin a sentence. 
  • To begin each fresh line of poetry. 
  • To begin proper nouns and adjectives derived from them, such as Africa, Shakespeare, Jesus, France. 
  • For all nouns and pronouns which indicate the Deity, such as, The Lord, He is the God. 
  • To write the pronoun I and the interjection O. 


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