End Marks



Periods:             Use periods to make statements.

                           It is raining.

                           The raccoon ate the squirrel’s                                food.

                           What you need is some rest.


                     Use periods to make gentle requests.

                           Please turn in your work.

                           Turn left at the fork in the road.


                     Use periods for indirect questions.

                           He asked if I wanted to study.

                           She wanted to know whether it

                           was raining.








Question Marks:      Use question marks to ask


                       Do you want to study?

                                  Is it raining?





Exclamation Marks:       Use exclamation marks to

                                  show strong emotion.

                     Ouch!  That hurt!

                                  Call 911!