End Punctuation

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.

Examples:

  • 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.
 
Examples:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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.