To end a sentence, we have to use one of the three punctuation marks:
1. The period ( . )
2. The exclamation mark ( ! )
3. The question mark ( ? )
So! Let's look at each of them in greater detail.
1. The period is the most common of the end punctuation marks. We use it to end a sentence that makes a statement.
- Here comes the whole family.
- It rained on the wedding day.
You can also use it with imperative sentences that express no strong emotions like excitement, anger or fear.
- Get me a glass of orange juice.
- Take this pill.
2. If you want to attach some strong emotions to your sentence, end it with an exclamation mark.
- Come back!
- I'm sorry!
- Never do that again!
3. If your sentence is a direct question, you should end it with a question mark.
- What would you like to eat?
- Where are you going?
Note: if your sentence is an indirect question, you mustn't end it with a question mark.
- I wonder what you would like to eat?
- I wonder what you would like to eat.
- I wonder where you are going?
- I wonder where you are going.
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