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Inverted Commas

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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 inverted commas?
Pretty winged insects
A set of punctuation marks
Unfortunate stains

2. What do inverted commas look like?
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" "
//

3. What is the job of inverted commas?
To surround speech or a quote
To enhance athletic performance
To mark the end of a sentence

4. Which of the following should include inverted commas?
Ian is getting married in the morning.
John said, I’m tired.
The dog chased its tail.

5. Look at the following sentence: I need all of the jam jars, said Simon. Where should the inverted commas go?
Before ‘need’ and after ‘of’
Before ‘all’ and after ‘said’
Before ‘I’ and after ‘jars’

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