Spanish Punctuation: Marks & Rules


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In Spanish, what type of punctuation is used to put a pause in a sentence?

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What type of punctuation mark could you use in this sentence?

Mi padre come manzanas _____ y mi madre bebe leche. (My father is eating apples _____ and my mother is drinking milk.)

2. Which of the following CANNOT be used to show a quotation in Spanish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about the correct use of punctuation in Spanish with this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll review common uses of punctuation and choosing the correct punctuation for sample sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to check your understanding of:

  • How to add a pause to a sentence
  • Selecting punctuation for sample sentences
  • How to show quotations in Spanish
  • Writing an exclamatory sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember how to add a pause to a sentence
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read information about how to use punctuation for quotes and can interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about writing exclamatory sentences to answer a question about it

Additional Learning

If you want to find a more in-depth review of this topic, read the lesson Spanish Punctuation: Marks & Rules. This lesson offers a more extensive look at:

  • The different ways to end a sentence
  • The difference in using exclamation marks and questions marks from English to Spanish
  • A common way to write quotes in novels in Spanish