Using punctuation effectively means that your reader can make sense of your writing. It can also help create dramatic effects in your writing.
What punctuation is needed for a sentence?
A capital letter at the start and a comma at the end
A capital initial for the first word and a full-stop, exclamation mark or question mark at the end
A full-stop at the start and a capital letter at the end
Which punctuation marks can be used to separate items in a list?
A comma and brackets
A question mark and a colon
A comma and a semi-colon
Which of the following is an interrogative sentence?
Jose was where he said he would be.
Where did Jose say he would be?
‘I’ll be over there,’ said Jose.
Which of the following describes how to use a comma?
Commas are used to separate clauses in a complex sentence, or items in a list
Commas are used instead of full stops and to break up sentences
Commas are used to create longer sentences
What must both sentences either side of a semi-colon do?
The two sentences need to include ambitious vocabulary
The two sentences must include connectives
The two sentences must make sense on their own and be related
What do apostrophes indicate?
Possession and speech
Possession and omission
Possession and pauses
Which of the following sentences is correct?
The Brown family (including Alfie, the dog) moved in next door.
The Brown family (including Alfie, the dog).
The Brown family (moved in with the dog) next door.
Its only around the corner and its cakes are fantastic.
It’s only around the corner and it’s cakes are fantastic.
It’s only around the corner and its cakes are fantastic.
Which of the following sentences is structured correctly?
The treasure was; incredibly laden with gold.
The treasure was heavy; and laden with gold.
The treasure was heavy; it was laden with gold.
Which of the following sentences uses a colon correctly?
Stefan loved all kinds of music: trance, reggae, classical and folk.
Stefan loved all kinds: of music, trance, reggae, classical and folk.
Stefan: loved all kinds of music, trance, reggae, classical and folk.