Self-assessment on sentence-level punctuation
[2016 note: Unfortunately the individual links to answers no longer work, but the total answer file may be helpful.]
- Back to the main discussion of sentence-level punctuation
- Sentence markers: Full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
- Colons and semi-colons
Sentence markers: full stops, question marks and exclamation marks
Farewell dear Romeo [. | ? | ! ] I hope to God we will meet again [. | ? | ! ] But what if this vial does not work [. | ? | ! ] What would I do then [. | ? | ! ] I will not be married tomorrow morning to Paris [. | ? | ! ] I’m married to my beloved Romeo [. | ? | ! ] I could kill myself before the morning if it does not work [. | ? | !]
In each of the following extracts from KS3 writing, a single comma is missing. Click on the place where it should be.
Click on the place in each of the following KS3 extracts where either a colon or semi-colon could have been used, and indicate which would have been appropriate:
3. We have a holiday for a famiely of four and there is a lot four the familes too do[: | ;] there is a big water complects near by[: | ;] there is a huge theme park just up the road which has some enormose roller coster for the famlie with a zoo near by.