Punctuation marks are signs used in dividing a piece of writing into sentences
Phrases e.t.c. The following are punctuation marks in English language.
(A).END MARKS: There are three end marks which are:periods, question marks and exclamation points. End marks let your readers know whether you are making a statement, asking questions, or expressing strong feelings:
1.STATEMENT:A statement is followed by a period.
* Steve Mujoh travelled to London.
* Ogunowo is a good teacher.
2. QUESTION: A question is followed by a question mark.
* Who wrote this book?
* Can a good man eat?
+ Note the difference between a declarative sentence that contain an indirect
question and an interogative sentence which asks a direct question.
—He asked me what worries her (declarative)
__What worries her?(interogative)
3. EXCLAMATION: An exclamation is followed by an exclamation point.
Examples: Hurrah! What a great play!
4. IMPERATIVE SENTENCE: An imperative sentence is followed by either a
period or an exclamation point. Examples:
Please be quiet.
Turn off your television.
Sometimes, to be courteous, a writer will state a command or request in the
form of a question. Because of the purpose, however, the sentence is really
an imperative and a period or an exclamation point is used.e.g.
May I say a few words now.
Will you stop that!
5. ABBREVIATION: An abbreviation takes a period. E.g.
Dr.(Doctor) Mr. (Mister). If an abbreviation comes at the
end of a statement, an additional period as an end mark is
not needed e.g. Adewale visited her relations in Newark, N.J.
How long did you he stay in Newark, N.J.?