To get into the higher marks, it is important that you can identify and use a variety of punctuation.
- used to end a sentence.
"The dog sat down."
- used to break up different clauses in a sentence.
"Even though it was raining, she still went to the shop."
- used to indicate raised voices, alarm, or urgency.
- used to mark the end of a question.
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
1) used to indicate a contraction to show a letter is missing.
"It's not going to work."
2) used to show possession.
"It was John's coat."
- used to show speech or text that is being quoted from elsewhere.
" "Hello," he said. "
- used to give additional information.
"J. Biff (he was the team captain) got everybody together for a pre-match team talk."
- used to introduce lists.
"My shopping list: bread, milk, apples, pizza."
1) used instead of a conjunction/connective.
"It was a glorious day; the sun was pleasantly warm."
2) used to separate items in a list.
"The sign had three rules on it: firstly, no eating; secondly, no sleeping; finally, no singing."
1) can be used to break up text.
"I – I can't do it."
2) can also be used in the same way as brackets.
"Water is – as many scientists would agree – rather wet."