Capitalization/Punctuation

English Language Arts, Grade 4

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Study Guide Capitalization/Punctuation English Language Arts, Grade 4

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PUNCTUATION What is Punctuation? It is important to use the correct punctuation when writing. Some punctuation marks include… Period Looks like this . Used at the end of a sentence and in abbreviations. Examples: The dog ran up the stairs. An abbreviation for February = Feb. Question mark Looks like this ? Used at the end of a question. Example: What is your favorite color? Exclamation point Looks like this ! Used at the end of an exclamatory sentence. Example: Watch out for the car! Comma Looks like this , Used to divide items in a list, when writing dates, when writing a city and state, and when writing certain sentences. Examples: Mom went to the store to buy bread, eggs, and milk. January 13, 2004 Elmwood, NJ Yes, I can come to the party. Writing names, dates, and addresses. When writing a proper name, don’t forget the PERIOD. Dr. Michelle Arigo Mr. Michael Smth Mrs. Eleanor Stephens When writing a date, don’t forget the COMMA. February 14, 2013 May 4, 1998 Sunday, June 29, 2003 © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
If you use an abbreviation, don’t forget the PERIOD. Jan. Aug. Mr. Mrs. Dr. etc. When writing an address, don’t forget the COMMA. 125 Alexander Street Buffalo, NY 14201 46 Bailey Lane Philadelphia, PA 19111 Don’t forget to capitalize all proper names and nouns: First and last names (Betty Chung) Months of the year (November) Street names (Waverly Drive) City names (Houston) State names and abbreviations (New York or NY) © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.