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Bad Grammar (02:51)

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Punctuation helps the reader interpret a sentence. Listen to an account of the history of the English language.

Capital Letters (03:24)

Capital letters are used for proper nouns and to mark the beginning of a sentence. Take a test to challenge your capitalization skills.

Periods (02:49)

In the U.K. and Australia, periods are called "full stops." Commas should not be used where sentences should end. Test your skills adding punctuation to a paragraph.

Question Marks (02:19)

Question marks help readers define expressions as questions. Rhetorical questions should have a question mark. When asking a question a speaker's tone lifts at the end.

Exclamation Marks (01:56)

Exclamation marks add emphasis and emotion to a sentence. Take a look at the differences made by adding exclamation marks to sentences.

Commas (03:11)

Commas indicate pauses and separate items in lists. Look at an example of how commas can change the meaning of a sentence. Listen to a summary of this film.

Credits: Punctuation Explained: Capitals, Commas, Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks (00:26)

Credits: Punctuation Explained: Capitals, Commas, Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks

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Punctuation Explained: Capitals, Commas, Full Stops, Question and Exclamation Marks


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Recent technological developments such as email, text messages and online instant messaging have required many English expressions to be simplified, prompting people to question whether punctuation is still necessary. This program explores the continuing importance of learning to master punctuation and provides a straightforward review of the five most commonly-used punctuation marks: capital letters, periods, question marks, exclamation marks, and commas.

Length: 19 minutes

Item#: BVL94200

ISBN: 978-1-68272-508-5

Copyright date: ©2010

Closed Captioned

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