2nd Class English Capitalization and Punctuation CAPITULATION AND PUNCTUATION

CAPITULATION AND PUNCTUATION

Category : 2nd Class

Amazing facts

23rd September is celebrated as the national punctuation day  

! this exclamation mark did not get its type writer key till the 1970?s  

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This lesson will help you to

  • Use punctuation marks ·        
  • Correctly use punctuation in English language  

 

QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW

Punctuation is an important part of English language. Punctuation helps in understanding the meaning of the sentence better. Punctuation tells you whether the sentence is a question or has come to an end. Punctuation marks can change the meaning of a sentence. If one does not use punctuation marks, the sentence would not be clear, even if one has used best of words. For examples: when we say I went to Spain. Now Spain is a name of a country, when I say, I went to Spain without using capital letter, it shows that I went to some place but not a country. On the other hand when I say I went to Spain, it makes clear that I went to a country that is called Spain.

You did not complete your painting. It means that you are telling the other person that he or she has not completed the painting. See the other statement; did you not complete your painting? Here you seem to be questioning or interrogating the other person if he or she has completed the painting or not. Here we would discuss the use of various punctuation marks in English.  

 

THE USE OF CAPITAL LETTER  

We use capital letter when we start any sentence. Capital letter is also used when we are using proper nouns, like

  • Name of a person
  • Name of a place
  • Name of a country
  • Name of Rivers

We also use capital letters when we write T or God. I am very good at painting.

We also use capital letters in poetry. The first letter of every line is a capital letter.

For example,

Twinke-twinke little star,

How I wonder what you are? ·                    

  • Inverted commas are used when we are quoting someone. For example: My mom said" you can't go there". They are used when we are directly telling about something.
  • Full stops are used when we are finishing a sentence. For example; I went there. It shows that you are completing a sentence.
  • Commas are used when we are talking of more than one thing and do not end the sentence. For example: I want to tell you that, I wasn't there. I went to the market and bought Watermelon, pears, oranqes and pineapple.

I went to the market and bought

Watermelon, pears, oranges and pineapple. ·                    

Exclamation marks are used to show something unexpected or happiness. For example: Hurray! We won the match.

 

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