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Punctuation Marks List & Flashcards

Punctuation Marks List & Flashcards
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If you need to clarify a plural, use this punctuation mark.
Apostrophe
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Contractions use this punctuation mark to indicate that letters are omitted.
Apostrophe
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When you have a quotation within a quotation, use these punctuation marks.
Single Quotes
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These punctuation marks are used to highlight a word or phrase.
Single Quotes
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If you want to add emphasis to a statement, use this punctuation mark.
Exclamation Point
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A punctuation mark that is used to convey extreme emotion.
Exclamation Point
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If you use a transitional phrase (such as 'that is') between two independent clauses, use this punctuation mark.
Semicolon
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When you have items in a series with their own punctuation (for example, commas), use this punctuation mark.
Semicolon
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A punctuation mark used to separate independent clauses.
Semicolon
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If you ask an indirect question, omit this punctuation mark.
Question Mark
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Use this punctuation mark to make an inquiry.
Question Mark
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If you have a month and year, but no date, omit this punctuation mark.
Comma
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A punctuation mark that is placed between a day and a year, as well as after the year.
Comma
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You can use this punctuation mark to separate the name of a city and a state.
Comma
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A punctuation mark that delineates dependent and independent clauses.
Comma
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When you have a list of more than three items, this punctuation mark can separate those items.
Comma
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This punctuation mark can be used after introductory words and phrases.
Comma
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This punctuation mark can be used to show that a word is abbreviated.
Period
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A punctuation mark that indicates a full stop.
Period
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Punctuation Mark
A symbol that communicates a writer's meaning, by indicating pauses, stops, omissions, and other information important for reading comprehension.
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Correct punctuation mark use is important for all writers, because punctuation helps communicate your meaning to your reader(s). For example, inserting an exclamation point instead of a period can add emotional emphasis where it's unintended. Therefore, these flashcards will help you learn to properly incorporate the most commonly used punctuation marks in the English language.

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Punctuation Mark
A symbol that communicates a writer's meaning, by indicating pauses, stops, omissions, and other information important for reading comprehension.
A punctuation mark that indicates a full stop.
Period
This punctuation mark can be used to show that a word is abbreviated.
Period
This punctuation mark can be used after introductory words and phrases.
Comma
When you have a list of more than three items, this punctuation mark can separate those items.
Comma
A punctuation mark that delineates dependent and independent clauses.
Comma
You can use this punctuation mark to separate the name of a city and a state.
Comma
A punctuation mark that is placed between a day and a year, as well as after the year.
Comma
If you have a month and year, but no date, omit this punctuation mark.
Comma
Use this punctuation mark to make an inquiry.
Question Mark
If you ask an indirect question, omit this punctuation mark.
Question Mark
A punctuation mark used to separate independent clauses.
Semicolon
When you have items in a series with their own punctuation (for example, commas), use this punctuation mark.
Semicolon
If you use a transitional phrase (such as 'that is') between two independent clauses, use this punctuation mark.
Semicolon
A punctuation mark that is used to convey extreme emotion.
Exclamation Point
If you want to add emphasis to a statement, use this punctuation mark.
Exclamation Point
These punctuation marks are used to highlight a word or phrase.
Single Quotes
When you have a quotation within a quotation, use these punctuation marks.
Single Quotes
Contractions use this punctuation mark to indicate that letters are omitted.
Apostrophe
If you need to clarify a plural, use this punctuation mark.
Apostrophe
This punctuation mark is used after an independent clause, to convey that a list or explanation will follow.
Colon
Use these punctuation marks to set off nonessential information in a sentence.
Parentheses
When you want to separate a list of items within the main sentence, use this punctuation mark.
Em Dash
A punctuation mark that can be used to set off a brief thought.
Em Dash
This punctuation mark can be used to show ranges, such as with dates and times.
En Dash
A punctuation mark that is used with compound modifiers (for example, self-esteem).
Hyphen
If you need to set off dialogue in your writing, use these punctuation marks.
Quotation Marks
If you need to let your reader know you have removed text from a quotation, indicate the omission with this punctuation mark.
Ellipsis
When a character's voice trails off, this punctuation mark is used to show the unfinished thought.
Ellipsis
Insert the correct punctuation: Just stating a fact: it's raining outside today_____
Period
Insert the correct punctuation: I gave the paper to Mrs_____ Smith.
Period
Insert the correct punctuation: We moved to Nashvillle_____ Tennessee.
Comma
Insert the correct punctuation: Although the movie was fun_____ the popcorn was too salty.
Comma
Insert the correct punctuation: The cat jumped on my pillow_____ but I was already awake anyway.
Comma
Insert the correct punctuation: He bought eggs_____milk_____ and bread at the store.
Comma
Insert the correct punctuation: July 4_____ 1776_____ is an important date in American history.
Comma
Insert the correct punctuation: Did the bus come yet_____
Question Mark
Insert the correct punctuation: I've lived in New York, New York_____ Jacksonville, Florida_____ and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Semicolon
Insert the correct punctuation: I went to bed_____he stayed up to work.
Semicolon
Insert the correct punctuation: The secret is in the ingredients_____ that is, the lemon makes it zesty.
Semicolon
Insert the correct punctuation: She screamed, 'Get out of here_____'
Exclamation Point
Insert the correct punctuation: I'm so mad I could just spit_____
Exclamation Point
Insert the correct punctuation: Although I smiled when I said it, he insisted I was being_____too serious._____
Single Quotes
Insert the correct punctuation: I said, 'Have you heard the song _____Do You Know the Way to San Jose_____?'
Single Quotes
Insert the correct punctuation: This isn_____t the last time you will be hearing from me.
Apostrophe
Insert the correct punctuation: We'd get a special treat if our report cards had all A_____s.
Apostrophe
Insert the correct punctuation: Did you know that was the dog_____s food?
Apostrophe
Insert the correct punctuation: I can tell you one thing_____ it wasn't me.
Colon
Insert the correct punctuation: We packed the following for our trip_____ maps, hiking gear, and lots of water.
Colon
Insert the correct punctuation: I ate at the usual restaurant _____not that it matters_____, but something was different.
Parentheses
Insert the correct punctuation: Without the main parts_____introduction, body, and conclusion_____an essay is incomplete.
Em Dash
Insert the correct punctuation: We were on the train from 5:00_____6:00 a.m.
En Dash
Insert the correct punctuation: She attended college from 2000_____2004.
En Dash
Insert the correct punctuation: They call him a self _____ made man.
Hyphen
Insert the correct punctuation: The family lives in a first _____ floor apartment.
Hyphen
Insert the correct punctuation: She said, _____I thought you left._____
Quotation Marks
Insert the correct punctuation: 'Well,' he said, 'now that you mention it_____'
Ellipsis
Name the punctuation:
Period
Name the punctuation:
Comma
Name the punctuation:
Exclamation Point
Name the punctuation:
Semicolon
Name the punctuation:
Question Mark
Name the punctuation:
Single Quotes
Name the punctuation in this contraction: computer's.
Apostrophe
Name the punctuation:
Colon
Name the punctuation:
Parentheses
Name the punctuation in this sentence: He wished the plane--which was hours late--would arrive.
Em Dash
Name the punctuation in this sentence: I studied from about 6:00-10:00 p.m.
En Dash
Name the punctuation in this compound word: self-aggrandizing.
Hyphen
Name the punctuation:
Quotation Marks
Name the punctuation:
Ellipsis

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