English Grammar Tutorials

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  • Simple Conjugate
  • Chapter 14. Punctuation (Cont'd...)


    14.5 Interrogation

    It is a question mark. It is used after direct question. When the question is indirect or dependent, it is not used.
    Who are you?
    When he will come?
    I do not know when he will come.

    14.6 Exclamation, Quotation, Apostrophe, and Hyphen

    The note of exclamation (!) is used after interjection or at the end of the sentences expressing strong emotions.
    what an awful sight!
    Alas! I am ruined.

    The quotation marks or inverted commas are used to to indicate quotation or enclose actual words of some one or the title of a book.
    “This is another glory, the boldness to preach”.
    “Do not disturb the faith of any, even those who through ignorance have attached themselves to lower forms of worship”.
    “Reading makes a full man”, says Bacon.
    I have read ‘Julious Caesar’.
    The word ‘book’ can be used as verb also.

    The apostrophe is used

    (i) in case of omission of letter(s). don’t=do not, I’ve=I have, won’t= will not, hon’ble=honorable, etc.

    (ii) in the possessive case. Ram’s house to make plural of letters and figures. Dot your 1’s. Add four 4’s

    The hyphen is used (i) to form compound words like father-in-law, mother-in- law (ii) to carry a word from one line to other.

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