CHAPTER 6 CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATION
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6 Capitalization and Punctuation

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  1. Observation of Writing
  2. Capital Letters
  3. Period
  4. Question Mark
  5. Exclamation Point
  6. Comma
  7. Colon
  8. Semicolon
  9. Quotation Marks
  10. Parentheses
  11. Review & Practice
  12. Fun With Grammar: Poetic License
  13. Return to Observation of Writing
  14. Mastery Test on Capitalization and Punctuation
Writers use punctuation marks and capital letters to help readers interpret the structure of their sentences. Each mark has at least one purpose, and some have several, but no mark is ever used without a good reason.

Chapter 6 will help you understand when to use:

  • capital letters.
  • periods.
  • question marks.
  • exclamation points.
  • commas.
  • colons.
  • semicolons.
  • quotation marks.
  • parentheses.

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