Punctuation marks (with audio)

 

Click on the audio-link  Punctuation marks   

 

 

?   question mark                       What time is it?

  

  !    exclamation mark                    Congratulations!

 

.  period (American)         full stop ( British)                   

  

      Dr. Llinas is a very important Colombian scientific.

 

 , comma    I like singing, dancing, cooking and reading.

  

     dash        sevenyearold

 

 :  colon

 

 ’     apostrophe          Shakiras parents live in Barranquilla.

 

    ellipsis( 3 dots)   

     

dot.     dot.   dot.  

 

@  “at” = “in”   

At” is a preposition  of place used for electronic addresses. 

      mr.escobar@eafit.edu.co    

 

@hotmail.com                  @yahoo.com

 

@gmail.com                  @epm.net.co 

 

 @udea.edu.co         @loudoun.k12.va.us

 

 

 quotation marks

 

(parentheses)

 

hyphen/ hyphenated form

daughterinlaw   

sixpack

massproduced

sevenyearold

Xray

warm-up

motherinlaw   

fatherinlaw

sisterinlaw  

expresident

 

 

 

Titles before names and abbreviations:

Mrs., Mr., Ms., Prof., Dr., Gen., Rep., Sen., St. (for Saint)

 

Mrs.

Mr.  Mister

Ms.   Miss

Prof.   Professor

Dr.  Doctor

Gen.  General

Rep.  Representative

Sen.   Senator

St. (for Saint)

 

 

Common Latin terms:

 

 etc. (et cetera — and so forth)

 i.e. (id est — that is)

 e.g. (exempli gratia — for example)

 et al. (et alii — and others).