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Brackets

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A full stop lets a reader know when to stop reading and take a short pause, to think about the sentence they've read.

A full stop comes at the end of a sentence.

For example, The man walked across the road.

or

The dog chased the cat.

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The full stop goes at the end of the sentence to show that the sentence has finished.

Remember, A full stop doesn't just go at the end of a line - check it makes sense.

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Your Turn…

1. What are Brackets?
A comedy duo
Punctuation marks
Domestic appliances

2. What do brackets look like?
( )
...
;

3. What is the job of a pair of brackets?
To precede an explanation
To surround additional information in a sentence
To slice fruit

4. Which of the following sentences should include a pair of brackets?
Tim’s shoes were yellow bright yellow with a blue stripe.
The dog seemed to like cheese.
I don’t understand cricket.

5. Look at the following sentence: She finally said after taking five minutes to think that she would be washing her hair for the next month. Where should the brackets go?
After “said” and after “think”
After “think” and after “month”
After “taking” and after “minutes”

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