How to use apostrophes in contractions

Find out how to use an apostrophe to join two words together and form a contraction.

How to use possessive apostrophes

Find out how to use an apostrophe to show that one thing belongs to another.

How to use a semi-colon

Find out how a semi-colon can replace a full stop between two sentences that share a theme.

How to use commas in sentences

Find out how commas can be used between statements to make a sentence easier to read.

Punctuation quiz

How much do you know about punctuation marks? Test yourself in this KS2 quiz.

How to use hyphens and dashes

Find out how to use hyphens to connect words and dashes to punctuate sentences.

How to use an ellipsis

An ellipsis or '...' can be used to create suspense, show words are missing or show a trailing off thought.

How to use bullet points

When can you use bullet points to break up information to make it easy to read?

How to use brackets

Brackets are a form of parenthesis but when should they be used in a sentence?

How to use an exclamation mark

Find out how an exclamation mark can be used to show when something is surprising or forceful.

How are commas used in a list?

Find out where to place a comma to make the perfect list.

What are paragraphs?

A number of sentences grouped together are called a paragraph. They are usually about one idea or theme.

How to use inverted commas

Find out how inverted commas are used to show when someone is speaking.

How to use question marks

Question marks go on the end of every question. Find out how to use them.

2 class clips

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