Vocabulary Punctuation End punctuation, commas, semicolons, colons, and quotation marks Pasco-Hernando Community College Tutorial Series
Vocabulary – Punctuation • These are the vocabulary words for this lesson. • Read through carefully and print out if possible. • Don't be overwhelmed. • The information will be repeated throughout the module, and there will be practice exercises.
Vocabulary – Punctuation • punctuation - a set of symbols that are used for specific purposes in sentences to promote clarity of communication. • sentence - a group of words that has a subject, predicate, and a complete thought. • end punctuation - full stop punctuation to mark the end of a sentence: periods, question marks, and exclamation points.
Vocabulary – Punctuation • periods - The symbol . which is used to mark the end of a declaratory sentence; also used in some abbreviations • question mark - The symbol ? which is used at the end of a question. • exclamation points - The symbol ! which is used at the end of an exclamation, an excited utterance.
Vocabulary – Punctuation • commas - The symbol , which is used to separate certain parts of sentences as per specific rules for use; also has standard usages such as in dates, numbers, and addressed. • semicolons - The symbol ; which may be used to separate two short, closely related sentences; also used to separate items in a series or more than two when at least one of the items has a comma within it. • colons - The symbol : which is used in a sentence after a word group that can stand alone as a sentence which introduces a word, series or group of words, or a clause which further describes.
Vocabulary – Punctuation • quotation marks - The symbols " " which are used around quoted words, titles of short, published works, and words used in a special way. • single quotation marks - The symbols ' ' which are used when quotation marks are needed inside quotation marks.