NAN – 081 – How is punctuation effective? – Due Thursday 23rd

Why is are the following pieces of punctuation used?

:   ;   ,   –   ()   “”   .   …   ?   !

Level 3/4 – Say how they are used

Level 5 – Give multiple reasons on how they could be used

Level 6 – Give multiple reasons on how they could be used and give examples

Remember H/L should take at least 20 minutes so make sure your answers are detailed and in full sentences.

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6 thoughts on “NAN – 081 – How is punctuation effective? – Due Thursday 23rd

  1. josh haywood 071

    English home learning

    This : or a colon is used to introduce the start of a sentence.
    This ; or a semi colon can be used in sentences instead of using a comma.
    This , or a comma is used to break up a sentence instead of using a connective for example, Jack went to the shop,he bought some eggs.
    This – or a dash can be used to break up a word such as round-a-bout.
    These () or brackets can be used to add extra information, instead of using commas for example, I went to England (which is in the UK.)
    These “” or speech marks are used to show when I a person is speaking in a piece of text for example “that’s a great idea”said Sarah.
    This . or a full stop is to show the end of a sentence such as, the boy went to the shop.
    This … or a dot dot dot is used to add suspense to a sentence for example, they were never seen again…
    This ? or a question mark is used show when a question is used in a sentence for example, what’s for tea?
    Finally this ! or a explination Mark is used to show when someone is shouting in a sentence for example hello! hello! is anyone their.

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    1. Sam Green

      : =Colons are use to introduce lists.
      ; =Semi-colons an be used sometimes in stead of commas.
      , =A comma adds a small break in your reading or splits a sentence in two or adding extra infomation.
      – =A dash can be used to break up words.
      () =Brackets are use to add infomation into your sentence.
      “” =Speech marks are used to mark speech in your writing.
      . =A full stop is used to end sentences
      … =An elipsis is used to end storys usealy with a cliff hanger.
      ? =A queston mark is used to end a question in your writing.
      ! =An explamation mark is used when a character or person is screaming or shouting.

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  2. Harry B. 081

    . = A Full Stop is something you use to End a Sentence
    , = A Comma is something you use to Pause in the middle of a Sentence, you can also use them for Extra information
    ! = An Exclamation Mark is something you use in Speech to show someone Shouting or a Loud Noise
    ? = A Question Mark is something you use to end a Sentence with a Question
    ” ” = Speech Marks are used to show Speech in writing
    ( ) = Brackets are used to show Extra information in writing
    … = Elipsis’s give a long pause in writing
    : = Colons can start a list in writing
    ;

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    1. Harry B. 081

      Examples
      . = Here I am writing a Sentence.
      , = John, who was 11, loved Football.
      ! = The Room collapsed with a Big Bang!
      ? = Do you Walk to School?
      ” ” = “Hi, my name’s Harry”
      ( ) = Miss Anslow (Who’s our English Teacher) set this Homework

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    2. Max Prettyjohns

      : a colon is used to introduce the start of a sentence, it can also be use for lists.
      ; a semi colon can be used in sentences instead of using a comma.
      , a comma is used to break up a sentence instead of using a connective for example, I went to the totnes, I bought a tv.
      – a dash can be used to break up a word like – round-a-bout, it can also split names.
      () brackets are used to add extra information to a sentence, like – My favorite food is spaghetti. (it is Italian)
      “” speech marks are used to show when a person is speaking in a text or adding a quot, for example – “I have had an incredible day.” said Max
      . full stop is to signal the end of a sentence like – The train ground to a halt.
      … ellipse is used to break up a sentence and in a way show suspence by making it suddenly pause for example, There was a Bang! They saw nothing but a gloomy figure…
      ? question mark is used when a question is used in a sentence for example – How have you been?
      ! explanation Mark is used to when something loud is happening in a sentence, like onimatipea or shouting – BANG! or What is happening to me!

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  3. chantelle.walton

    . is a full stop and its used to stop a sentence
    , is a comma is to pause in the middle of a sentence
    ! is an exclamation mark used to make you sound louder
    ? is a question mark use when asking questions
    ” is a speech mark use when saying things
    ( ) are brackets used to show extra information
    … is an eclipse gives a longer pause in writing
    : is a colon it can start a list in your writing
    ; semi colon help you connect very similar ideas in any sentence

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