Mechanics - End Punctuation
Use a period to end a declarative sentence. A declarative sentence makes a statement.
The assignment is due tomorrow.
Use a period to end an imperative sentence. An imperative sentence makes a command or request.
Hand it in now.
Use a question mark to end an interrogative sentence. An interrogative sentence asks a direct question.
Do you know the man?
Use an exclamation point to end an exclamatory sentenceAn exclamatory sentence shows strong feeling. Declarative, imperative, or interrogative sentences can be made into exclamatory sentences by punctuating them with an exclamation point.
Source: Lesson 91 or any strong exclamation. (A strong exclamation is called an interjectionAn interjection is a word or word group that shows feeling. A mild interjection is followed by a comma; a strong interjection is followed by an exclamation mark.
Source: Lesson 85.)
The assignment is due tomorrow!
Do you know the man!
Instructions: Put the needed punctuation in each of these sentences.
1. Who will win the debates, Gore or Bush
2. Do your chores and your home work, and then you can play
3. Ouch That hurt
4. I saw most of the Olympic Games on television
5. Did you see the flying saucer