English for Everybody - Beginners course


When to use a full stop (.), question mark (?) or exclamation mark (!)?


Full stop (.)

A full stop is normally used to finish a sentence.

1. Jane has a green car.
2. I like reading crime books.

Question mark (?)

A question mark is used at the end of a question sentence.

How old are you?
Can I borrow this book?

Exclamation mark (!)

An exclamation mark is used to show strong feelings or to emphasize a comment or an order.

Watch out! This car is just about to turn.
Stop that!

Look at the sentence below and decide which punctuation to use. Click the button next to your choice.

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1. Martha goes to school every day.....

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