How do you properly use punctuation?

How do you properly use punctuation?

Punctuation shows how the sentence should be read and makes the meaning clear. Every sentence should include at least a capital letter at the start, and a full stop, exclamation mark or question mark at the end. This basic system indicates that the sentence is complete.

How do you write example in a sentence?

Using the abbreviation e.g. is a way to introduce examples in the sentences you write. E.g is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia which means ''for example. '' Even if you don't speak Latin, it's easy to remember what e.g stands for: just think of ''example given.

What part of speech is an appositive?

An appositive is a noun or pronoun — often with modifiers — set beside another noun or pronoun to explain or identify it.

Do periods go inside parentheses?

Periods and Parentheses When a complete, independent sentence is entirely enclosed by parentheses, the period goes inside the closing parenthesis. ... But, if the parenthetical material is nested inside another sentence, the period should go on the outside.

Where do you put parentheses in a sentence?

Use parentheses to enclose information that clarifies or is used as an aside. Example: He finally answered (after taking five minutes to think) that he did not understand the question. If material in parentheses ends a sentence, the period goes after the parentheses. Example: He gave me a nice bonus ($500).

Where do parentheses go in a sentence?

Punctuation with parentheses is very similar to punctuation with quotation marks. If the information in the parentheses is a separate, complete sentence, the period at the end of the sentence goes inside the parentheses. We spent two hours at the zoo. (Most of us could have spent two hours watching the otters.)