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8 th Grade Bellringers 48-52. November 5-9. BR #48 November 5, 2012. Rule #1: Use a period at the end of a declarative sentence. A declarative sentence makes a statement. EX: Tractors perform many jobs on the farm. EX: I worked on a farm last summer.

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8 th grade bellringers 48 52

8th Grade Bellringers 48-52

November 5-9


Br 48 november 5 2012

BR #48November 5, 2012

  • Rule #1: Use a period at the end of a declarative sentence. A declarative sentence makes a statement.

  • EX: Tractors perform many jobs on the farm.

  • EX: I worked on a farm last summer.

  • Rule #2: Use a period at the end of an imperative sentence that does not express strong feeling. An imperative sentence gives a command or makes a request.

  • EX: Turn the key.

  • EX: Please start the motor.


Br 49 november 6 2012

BR #49 November 6, 2012

  • Punctuation Rule #3: Use a question mark at the end of an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a question.

  • EX: When was the first tractor built?

  • Punctuation Rule #4: Use an exclamation point at the end of an exclamatory sentence or a strong imperative. An exclamatory sentence expresses strong feeling.

  • EX: What a powerful tractor that is!

  • EX: Get out of the way!

  • Punctuation Rule #5: Use an exclamation point at the end of an interjection. An interjection is a word or group of words that expresses strong emotion.

  • EX: Wow! My goodness! Hi! Hey! Hooray! Oh, boy! Oops! Phew!


Br 50 november 7 2012

BR #50November 7, 2012

  • Let’s Practice:

  • Write the last word of each sentence, and add the correct mark. Then write whether each sentence is declarative, imperative, interrogative, or exclamatory.

  • 1. Please tell me about the history of tractors

  • 2. Read about tractors in your book

  • 3. The first tractor was used in the 1870s

  • 4. Was this machine very large

  • 5. Could it haul and pull heavy loads

  • 6. What an amazing sight it must have been


Br 51 november 8 2012

BR #51November 8, 2012

  • Punctuation rule #6: Use commas to separate three or more items in a series.

  • EX: Cars, buses, and trucks clog city streets.

  • Punctuation rule #7: Use a comma to show a pause after an introductory word and to set off names used in direct address.

  • EX: Yes, most cities have few parking garages.

  • EX: Tony, are you going downtown?


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