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Transcript of Punctuation
my house is in bridge street in glasgow it is a small house with a kitchen living room two bedrooms and one bathroom upstairs my house doesn’t have a garden but there is a big park nearby where my children like to play
beginning of sentences
days and months
and for pronoun ‘I’
At the end of a sentence.
to separate things in a list: I bought butter, milk, eggs and bread.
Do they come at the end of a question?
More than one.
A few of my Favourite Things
Write a few sentences from the stimulus below, also saying why...
thing to wear
time of the year
type of animal
kind of music
photo is a picture
Short Vowel Sound and Magic 'e'
We have the short vowel sounds: a, e, i, o, u
and the long vowel sounds: A, E, I, O, U
With some words, we add a 'magic e' to change
the previous vowel sound from short to long.
Showing us how to read a text.
We had coffee, cheese and crackers and grapes.
Adding a comma after crackers makes it clear that cheese and crackers represents one dish. In cases like this, clarity demands the Oxford comma.
We had coffee, cheese and crackers, and grapes.
If something or someone is sufficiently identified, the description that follows is considered nonessential and should be surrounded by commas.
- The Founders Bridge, which spans the Connecticut River, is falling down.
- Freddy, who has a limp, was in an auto accident.
Incorrect: Jill who is my sister shut the door.
Correct: Jill, who is my sister, shut the door.
Incorrect: The man knowing it was late hurried home.
Correct: The man, knowing it was late, hurried home.
Be careful not to put a question mark at the end of an indirect question.
•The instructor asked the students what they were doing.
•I asked my sister if she had a date.
•I wonder if Cheney will run for vice president again.
•I wonder whether Cheney will run again.
And a bit of spelling.
Look at the following images and write a paragraph to describe the scene.
There is no right or wrong answer, just use your imagination.