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End Marks. Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B John Langan. End Marks. A sentence always begins with a capital letter. It always a period a question mark, or an exclamation point. ENDS WITH. Period (.). Use a period after a sentence that makes a statement.

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End marks

End Marks

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B

John Langan


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End Marks

  • A sentence always begins with a capital letter. It always

    • a period

    • a question mark, or

    • an exclamation point.

ENDS WITH


Period

Period (.)

Use a period after a sentence that makes a statement.

Sam is seven feet tall.

Use a period after most abbreviations.

Dr. ButcherM.D.

Ms. MarpleA.M.


Question mark

Question Mark (?)

Use a question mark after a direct question.

“What color is that Martian?” Ed asked.

Do not use a question mark after an indirect question.

Sue asked how Ed’s therapy was going.


Exclamation point

Exclamation Point (!)

Use an exclamation point after a word or sentence that expresses strong feeling.

Wow! This liver is tasty!


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