Punctuation
 
 
 
 
Punctuation

In this lesson you will learn the definition of punctuation, learn the types of punctuation, and take a test.
Punctuation Definition
  • Punctuation is:
  • everything in written language besides the actual letters or numbers
  • used to indicate the structure and organization of writing, as well as intonation and pauses to be observed when reading it aloud
Punctuation Types
Punctuation Test

For each test question, you will be given a sentence with a blank _ space. You need to decided which punctuation goes in the blank space from the four choices provided.
1.  Weather is all around us_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
2.  Weather may be one of the first things you notice after you wake up_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
3.  Chances are_ if it is cold and snowing_ you will wear a jacket when you go outside.

     a.  2 periods
     b.  2 commas
     c.  2 apostrophes
     d.  2 question marks
4.  If it_s hot and sunny, you may wear shorts.

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
5.  Sounds pretty simple_ right?

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
6.  But what about climate_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
7.  How is it different from weather_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
8.  And what is weather_ exactly?

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
9.  Weather describes whatever is happening outdoors in a given place at a given time_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
10.  Weather is what happens from minute to minute_

     a.  period
     b.  comma
     c.  apostrophe
     d.  question mark
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