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Learning Objective: Punctuation! Understand how it can change meaning and why it is important. These sentences have different meanings. How?. The girls... like spaghetti            The girls like spaghetti. .

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Learning Objective: Punctuation! Understand how it can change meaning and why it is important.

These sentences have different meanings. How?

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King George walked and talked an hour after his head was cut off. King George walked and talked; an hour after, his head was cut off. 

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Punctuation Problem

Dear John:I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy–will you let me be yours? GloriaDEAR JOHN LETTER TWO: Dear John:I want a man who knows what love is. All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we’re apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? Yours, Gloria

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Full Stops and Capital letters

A

Names, places and beginning of sentences

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The end of an idea or a part of a sentence

re write the following
Re-write the following

many people enjoy visiting devon in the south of england they can see beautiful beaches and pretty towns golfers can play on courses by the sea and moor swimmers and fishermen can enjoy the coast a favourite place for sightseers are old mansions and lovely gardens

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What are the different meanings?

A panda eats, shoots, and leaves

A panda eats shoots and leaves

What punctuation mark makes a difference?

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A Comma

  • It was dark, dismal and cold
  • While some of us believe in Education, not everyone agrees.

A list.

To separate a main clause from a subordinate clause.

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Running quickly Miss Newton fell down a rabbit hole

It was dark cold and miserable in the rabbit hole

As she was so small she was able to crawl along the rabbit hole quite well

She met three rabbits called James Macca and Steve.

The rabbits took Miss Newton to tea where she met all the other rabbits. They were all grumpy tired and lazy.

Write three more sentences using commas.

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Waterloo Road moved to Scotland where it was really cold and dark in the winter although it was good because Finn Sharky got away from the gang warfare which he had been involved in because his girlfriend had dumped him and he didn’t handle it very well so he got really bad

why is it used
Why is it used?
  • To separate two parts of a sentence when they are closely related
  • To separate items in a list when the items are long phrases
where should the semi colons be
Where should the semi-colons be?
  • Elephants live in hot countries, they cool off by bathing.
  • English at St James’ is a real success our lessons are really top quality!
to separate two parts of a sentence when they are closely related
To separate two parts of a sentence when they are closely related
  • Elephants live in hot countries; they cool off by bathing.
  • English at St James’ School is a real success; our lessons are top quality!
  • Elephants live in hot countries; they cool off by bathing.
  • English at St James’ School is a real success; our lessons are top quality!
what is a colon
What is a colon?
  • A part of your stomach
  • A punctuation mark that looks like this

:

what are its uses
What are its uses?
  • To introduce a quotation or list
  • To add emphasis to a point by putting it on its own
where would we put the colons
Where would we put the colons?
  • In scene 5, Romeo states

“Juliet, I love your hat”

  • There are many ways to make money sell your kidney, rob a bank, invent something amazing etc.
to introduce a quotation or list
To introduce a quotation or list
  • In scene 5, Romeo states:

“Juliet: I love your hat”

  • There are many ways to make money: sell your kidney, rob a bank, invent something amazing etc.
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Punctuate these sentences with colons, commas and semi colons.

If anything demonstrates the fact that Miss Newton is getting old it is her taste in music. Turn on Miss Newton’s IPOD and you will see the following Oasis the Verve and the Foo Fighters. Poor Miss Newton thinks she is really cool. She knows who the Wanted and Tinie Tempah is she even likes the new song by DJ Fresh. However lets face it when she drives home she sings very loudly to the Take That album. And if you said “Dub step” to her, she’d give you a very blank look.

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Punctuate these sentences with colons, commas and semi colons.

If anything demonstrates the fact that Miss Newton is getting old , it is her taste in music. Turn on Miss Newtons IPOD and you will see the following: Oasis, the Verve and the Foo Fighters. Poor Miss Newton thinks she is really cool. She knows who the Wanted and Tine Tempah is; she even likes the new song by DJ Fresh. However lets face it, when she drives home she sings very loudly to the Take That album. And if you said “Dub step” to her, she’d give you a very blank look.

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Listen to this clip.

How and where can punctuation be used?

Write a sentence with a piece of phonetic punctuation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7L02tCNi0I

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