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Punctuation
It's important to use punctuation in your writing.

Punctuation

This quiz on punctuation works on the National Curriculum's requirements that Year 2 children in KS1 should proofread their work, looking for missing punctuation. This helps children to read carefully and improves their understanding of literacy and the English language.

When we write we have to make sure we have finger spaces, capital letters, correct spellings and punctuation. That’s a lot to remember! Have a look at these questions and try and find the missing punctuation like commas, full stops, exclamation and question marks.

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1.
Which sentence is perfect?
"This is the Irish flag," he shouted.
"This is the Irish flag!" he shouted.
"This is the Irish flag," he shouted
This is the Irish flag," he shouted.
Because he shouted this fact, we would use an exclamation mark.
2.
Which sentence is perfect?
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales form Great Britain.
England Ireland Scotland and Wales form Great Britain.
England, Ireland Scotland and Wales form Great Britain.
England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales form Great Britain
Because we are listing places, we need to include commas and, of course, a full stop at the end of the sentence.
3.
Which sentence is perfect?
'St David's Day is on the 1st March," he said
'St David's Day is on the 1st March, he said.
"St David's Day is on the 1st March," he said.
St David's Day is on the 1st March," he said.
The leek is a symbol of Wales!
4.
Which sentence is perfect?
The British flag is also known as the Union Jack.
The British flag is also known as the Union Jack
"The British flag is also known as the Union Jack.
The British flag is also known as the Union Jack.?
When you do end a sentence, make sure you only have one full stop. That means either a full stop, a question mark or an exclamation mark.
5.
Which sentence is perfect?
"Happy St. Patrick's Day! he exclaimed.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!" he exclaimed.
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!" he exclaimed
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!" he exclaimed.
St. Patrick's Day is on the 17th March and celebrated by Irish people around the world.
6.
Which sentence is perfect?
The main religion in England is Christianity," she said
"The main religion in England is Christianity, she said.
"The main religion in England is Christianity," she said.
The main religion in England is Christianity," she said.
Somebody is speaking, we know this because we have the words 'she said'. This means we need speech marks and a full stop to show the end of the sentence.
7.
Which sentence is perfect?
Is this the Welsh flag?
Is this the Welsh flag
Is this the Welsh flag.
Is this the Welsh flag,
Yes it is!
8.
Which sentence is perfect?
The capital of Ireland is Dublin
The capital of Ireland is. Dublin.
The capital of Ireland is Dublin.
The capital of Ireland is Dublin,
Make sure you only have a full stop when the sentence ends.
9.
Which sentence is written perfectly, with the correct type of punctation?
You can travel to France from England by boat, train and car"
You can travel to France from England by boat, train and car.
You can travel to France from England by boat, train and car:
You can travel to France from England by boat, train and car
Speech marks should only be used when someone is talking. There should be two sets of speech marks - one to show when they are speaking and one set to show they have finished.
10.
'The capital of Great Britain is London' Which punctuation is missing?
.
?
,
"
Every sentence must end with a full stop, question or exclamation mark.
Author:  Finola Waller

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