Punctuation Mark with Example A to Z

All Punctuation Mark A to Z in Details with Example

Punctuation mark is very important lesson in english grammar. It improves writing skill and beautifies the paragraph and sentence. In this post I have presented all punctuation marks with example step by step so that the learn can easily learn it. If a learner read it with attention and follow the examples, it is very simple to him.

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What is Punctuation Mark? 

We use the symbols or signs in order to express the thoughts of a sentence in the right, beautiful and appropriate way are called punctuation.

Characteristics of punctuation

If we read the definition of the punctuation very carefully, we will get the features and distinctions. The characteristics are:

  1. Punctuation helps to clarify the meaning of a large or medium sentence.
  2. It helps to separate sentences, words, phrases and clause from a big sentence.
  3. It presents a medium or large sentence in an appropriate way.
  4. It increases the beauty of a sentence.

About How Many Punctuation Marks in English Grammar?

There are about fifteen punctuation marks in English grammar. The most commonly used punctuation marks and symbols are as follows:

  1. Full stop (.)
  2. Comma (,)
  3. Semicolon (;)
  4. Question- mark (?)
  5. Exclamation mark (!)
  6. Dash  (____)
  7. Hyphen (-)
  8. Apostrophe ( ’)
  9. Quotation ( ‘’  ‘’ )
  10. Inverted comma (‘ ’)
  11. Colon (:)
  12. Brackets – ( )/ { }/ [ ]/ < >
  13. Asterisk – *
  14. Dost/Ellipsis (…)
  15. Capital letter – A, B, C, D

Use of all punctuation marks with example

USE OF FULL STOP[ . ]

Assertive/ Imperative / Optative Sentences

Long live our president.

He plays cricket.

I am writing a letter.

Open the door.

Help the poor.

May God bless you.

We use full stop at the end of those above sentences.

Abbreviation

M.L.A , Dr. , M.A , M.P , B.D.O , S.D.O,

B.A , Ph.D.

When we write contracted form, we must full stop in this way.

USE OF THE COMMA 

Comma is used for several points that have been given below as a punctuation mark. I have written example of every point.

  1. A series of words in the same construetion

Ramen, shyamal, Bimal, Gopal, Rakib, and shakib are friends. I teach English, Bangali, History and Geography. 

  1. Before quotation

I said, “I am ok”.

“The sum is a star’’ said my grandfather.

  1. After yes or no

Yes, I will help you

No, Tapan is not a good boy.

  1. After address

Sri, please repeat again. Sister, keep it up.

  1. To separate the date of the month of the year

August 15, 1947. January 12, 1863.

  1. To separate the phrase in apposition

 Rabindranath, a great poet wrote the Gitanjali .

  1. To separate Adverbial clause before main clause

 When you will go to market, you will bring ripe mango.

If you study hard, you will pass the exam.

  1. After the salutation or subscription in the letter

   My dear Brother, yours faithfully   

  1. After an absolute phrase

The sum having risen, the fog disappeared.

  1. Before the starting of the direct speech

My grandfather said to me, “The sum rises in the east.’’

  1. To separate the short co-ordinate clauses

   I went, I saw, I praised.

12.To separate tag questions from the sentence

The birds is beautiful, is not it?

  1. After an introductory adverb

Consequently, suddenly, therefore, hence, thus etc.

Finally, he left the town. Suddenly, he disappeared.

USE OF THE SEMI-COLON [;] QUESTION MARK [?] EXCLAMATION  MARK [!] DASH[ _ ]
SEMI-COLON [;] AS PUNCTUATION MARK
  1. To the separate clause which is not joined with conjunctiva

We will stay here; you may go.

  1. When two clauses are connected with these conjunctions like also, besides, consequently, furthermore, hence, however, likewise, moreover, nevertheless in addition to, so, then, therefore, yet and so on, we use semicolon before and comma after those connectives.

For example:

He studied hard; consequently, he stood first in the class.

USE OF THE QUESTION MARK [?]

The question mark is used at the time of asking all types questions.

  1. At the end of the direct question

What is your name?

Have you eaten?

  1. At the end of the tag question

Ramesh takes tea, doesn’t he?

The girl is not smart, isn’t she?

USE OF THE EXCLAMATION  MARK [!]

The exclamatory sign is use at the end of exclamatory sentence.

After words, phrases and sentences which belong to the exclamatory sentences.

Bravo!

Hurrah!

Alas! He is dead !

What a nice bird!

How wonderful!

USE OF  DASH[ _ ]

  1. To indicate the repetition of a word

I am a man of word _­_____ word that never fails.

  1. To indicate sudden break

I am finished ____ Can you help me?

  1. To mark words in apposition or explanation

Sanjay, Bijay, Anil, Pratap, Manay _____ all are the member of this club.

  1. To indicate an interruption or unfinished word or sentence

 Such an incident can hardly be _____.

USE OF HYPHENT [-], APOSTRAPHE [’] QUOTATION MARK/ INVERTED COMMAS,COLON [:]
HYPHENT [-] AS PUNCTUATION MARK
  1. To form a compound word

Passer-by, rain-water, Mother-in low, out-of date.

  1. In compound below hundred

Twenty-two, fifty-five, forty-one

  1. To separate a pre-fixing vowel from the same vowel

Co-operate, Re-elect, Re- examination

THE APOSTRAPHE [’]

  1. The possessive case of nouns

Ram’s

Dog’s

Boy’s

Bird’s

  1. To from contracted

Can’t, I’m, I’ll, he’s 

QUOTATION MARK/ INVERTED COMMAS AS PUNCTUATION MARK

There are two types quotation mark like single inverted comma and double inverted comma.

  1. To mark the names of the book

I have read the “Othello”.

  1. To enclose a particular word/ number

The word “Cow’’ is a noun. “5” is my favorite number.

  1. To indicate the actual word of the speaker

Swami Vivekananda said, “I have no fear”.

  1. Quote within quote

He told me, “Can you know the sing ‘!’?’’

COLON [:]

Colon is used in several points. The points and examples are mentioned below.

  1. To introduce a list of items

When we will write the name of a list of items, we will use it. Follow the example.

  • The four metropolitan cities of India are: Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai.
  1. After introductory lines

At the time of writing introductory lines we write colon mark at the end of the line.

  • Attempt the following:
  • Read the following:
  • Chose the correct alternative to complete the following sentences:

3.To mention the time and ratio

When we mention time and ratio, we use colon mark.

  • Milk and water in the ratio 3:2
  1. To introduce a quotation

Colon is used following below style.    

  • My grandfather said: “Newer tell a lie”.
USE OF BRACKET ASTERISK [*],ELLIPSIS (…)

BRACKET AS A PUNCTUATION MARK

  1. To give extra information

Normally we use bracket to give extra information. Most of the time bracket is used in mathematic.     

Example:

ASTERISK [*]

1.To draw attention

If there is any important thing in writing, we use asterisk mark to draw attention of the readers.

Example:

  • *This is very important.
  • We had seen the *Victoriya memorial hall last year.

ELLIPSIS (…) AS A PUNCTUATION MARK

  1. To indicate incomplete

When we say something incompletely or the name of several items, we have to use ellipsis.

Example:

  • Say A,B,C,D,. . . up to z.
  • I had a watch, pen, mobile, spectacle, camera, cap….

Read More Posts:

Degree Change

Capitalization

Narration Change

Transformation of sentences [Simple, Complex and Compound]

Transformation of Sentences [Affirmative to Negative]

All Conditional Sentences

Joining of Sentences with a Noun or Gerund

Guy’s I hope you have easily understood “Punctuation Mark” from this post.

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