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  1. Punctuation With Mrs Ford

  2. Why? • Writers use capital letters and punctuation marks to help the reader better understand what is written.

  3. Capital Letters • All sentences begin with capital letters. We enjoyed reading the book.

  4. Capital Letters • Proper nouns begin with capital letters. Mrs Ford took us to Christchurch.

  5. Capital Letters • The pronoun I is always capitalized. I don’t need your help.

  6. Capital Letters • A capital letter begins the first, last, and any important word in the title of a book, magazine, song, movie, poem, or other work. She saw Snow White when she was five years old.

  7. Punctuation: Full Stop • A complete sentence that makes a statement ends with a full stop. It’s your birthday. You blow out the candle.

  8. Punctuation: Full Stop • Most abbreviations end with a full stop. Dr. Howard lives on Oak Rd. near St. Mary’s Hospital.

  9. Punctuation: Question Mark • A question ends with a question mark. When will you be finished?

  10. Exclamation Mark • A statement expression strong feeling or excitement ends with an exclamation mark. What a beautiful day it is!

  11. Punctuation: Comma • A comma separates things in a series. I ate a banana, an orange, and an ice cream.

  12. Punctuation: Comma • A comma separates an interruption from the rest of the sentence. Mrs Walker, our teacher, was happy.

  13. Punctuation: Comma • A comma separates quoted words from the rest of the sentence. “I wanted to go,” she remarked.

  14. Punctuation: Comma • A comma separates items in an address or date. Christchurch, New Zealand February 6, 2006

  15. Punctuation The End