The Comma

Punctuation Marks Part 4 The Comma What is the comma punctuation mark? Where should a comma be placed in a sentence? Are commas always needed to correctly punctuate a sentence? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this workshop. (Please see punctuation chart in our introduction to punctuation workshop). A comma…

The Colon

Punctuation Marks Part 3 What is the colon punctuation mark, and when should you use it when writing? (Please see chart in the introduction to punctuation marks workshop) : = Colon Answer Colons follow independent clauses (clauses that could stand alone as sentences) and can be used to present an explanation, draw attention to something,…

The Semicolon

Punctuation Marks Part 2 The semicolon What is the semicolon, and when should you include it when writing? Answer: The semicolon looks like a comma with a period above it, and this can be a good way to remember what it does. (Please see punctuation chart, in our introduction to punctuation marks workshop). ( ;…

The Period

Punctuation Marks (Part 1) The Period What is the period and why is it important when writing? The period (.) is one of the most commonly used punctuation marks in the English language. The period is one of the three punctuation marks in the English language known as the Terminal punctuation marks. Terminal means the…

Introduction to Punctuation Marks

. Period ? Question Mark , Comma ” “ Quotation Marks ’ Apostrophe ! Exclamation Point ( ) Parentheses : Colon ; Semicolon – Dash – Hypehn [ ] Square Brackets … Ellipsis Points / Slash What are punctuation marks? Answer: Punctuation marks are symbols that are used to aid the clarity and comprehension of…

Interjections

dfoww Part of Speech (POS) Part 8 Interjections Interjections are words that you can use to express a strong sense of emotion or feelings. Interjections are usually one single word. Example: ● Wow! ● Hurray! ● Awesome! Unlike the other seven parts of speech, interjections dont influence the grammar of a sentence. Interjections do not…

Prepositions

dfoww Part of Speech (POS) Part 7 Prepositions Preposition = is a word used to link nouns,  pronouns, or phrases to other words within a sentence. Prepositions are usually short words with the majority having less than six letters. Prepositions are normally placed directly in front of nouns. A preposition answers where something is, when…

Conjunctions

dfoww Part of Speech (POS) Part 6 Conjunctions Conjunctions join ideas and words together. There are many different kinds, but the two basic groups of conjunctions are coordinating and subordinating. In the English language, conjunctions come in three basic types: ● The coordinating conjunction● The subordinating conjunction● The correlative conjunction Coordinating conjunctions = are the…

Adjectives

dfoww Part of Speech (POS) Part 5 Adjectives Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns. They answer questions like what kind, how many, and which one. Adjectives are describing words that modify nouns. Adjectives ● swarthy● slim Example of modifying a noun: ● Tall woman● tall = adjective ● woman = noun ● Smart…

Adverbs

dfoww Part of Speech (POS) Part 4 Adverb What is an Adverb? An adverb is a word used to modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Example: ● He sings loudly. ● She’s very tall.● Sings = verb● loudly = adverb Common adverbs ● anxiously● calmly● annually● cowardly Most adverbs are formed by adding…