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Exclamation Marks

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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.


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 is an exclamation mark?
A horrid stain
A punctuation mark

2. What does an exclamation mark look like?

3. What is the job of an exclamation mark?
To show a letter is missing
To show that a sentence has more emotion
To show that someone is talking

4. Which of the following should include a question mark?
Where are the biscuits
I like cheese

5. Look at the following sentence: What a mess you have made Where should the exclamation mark go?
After the word ‘mess’
At the beginning
At the end

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