There are three ways to end a sentence; by using a full stop (period), a question mark, or an exclamation mark ( . ? ! ). A new sentence ALWAYS begins with a capital letter.
Once you know how to spot a question and an exclamation the rest is easy! Everything else uses a full stop/period at the end.
How can we tell if a sentence is a question?
There can be certain words that give us a clue. Does anyone know some of these words?
Let’s make a note of them in your journals.
What about these sentences?
- Do you like zoos?
- Does this mean you will not come with me?
How can we tell if a sentence is an exclamation?
If you were reading a sentence with an exclamation mark out loud, your voice and tone would change. Exclamation sentence show some kind of emotion. For example : –
OMG! It’s Taylor Swift! She’s here!
Now try reading these next sentence and exclamation without any change in your voice 😆
There’s a ghost. Aaaaaaaaaaagh.
Now try it WITH the exclamation points!
There’s a ghost! Aaaaaaaaaaagh!
Now write two sentences for each punctuation mark in your journal.