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PUNCTUATION

LO:
 Punctuate a given passage accurately.
Checkpoint Workbook 2; Page 23
Punctuation Marks
1. The Capital Letter (A,B,C…)
2. The Full Stop (.)
3. The Comma (,)
4. The Question Mark (?)
5. The Apostrophe (’)
6. The Exclamation Mark (!)
7. Quotation Marks (“…”, or ‘…’)
8. The Colon (:)
9. The Semi-Colon (;)
10. A dash or hyphen (-)
Exercise 1
• 1. malaysia is promoting tourism to diversify its economy it hopes
to become a major tourist spot in south east asia
• 2. the police raced to the scene of the crime however the robbers
had already fled they took several hostages with them.
• 3. the judge read out the death sentence the accused’s children
cried they still believed that their father was not guilty.
• 4. salleh and roma are going for a campfire they have packed the
food and other necessities salleh is very excited and can’t wait
to be there
• 5. it was Saturday kumar was still sleeping his mother came to
wake him up because his friend called
Exercise 1- Answer
• 1. Malaysia is promoting tourism to diversify its economy. It hopes
to become a major tourist spot in South East Asia.
• 2. The police raced to the scene of the crime. However, the robbers
had already fled. They took several hostages with them.
• 3. The judge read out the death sentence. The accused’s children
cried. They still believed that their father was not guilty.
• 4. Salleh and Roma are going for a campfire. They have packed the
food and other necessities. Salleh is very excited and can’t wait
to be there.
• 5. It was Saturday. Kumar was still sleeping. His mother came to
wake him up because his friend called.
Exercise 2 - Answer
• 1. “This is the way, isn’t it?”, asked Mrs. Neoh.
• 2. “Are you sure you can cross that rope bridge?” said the
woman to me.
• 3. This is how we draw a house. Why don ’t you give it a try?
• 4 “Hello Mr. Muthu. Won’t you have a seat?” said the
manager of the Hong Kong Bank.
• 5. Your friend called today. She wants to know whether you
are really going to Europe. Are you going to reply her call?
Exercise 3 - Answer
• 1. Oh dear! He has arrived with his wife, children and his
dogs!
• 2. When mother saw me she cried, “What have you done?’
• 3. Jane, stop it!
• 4. Don’t touch me! Your hands are dirty, sticky and smelly!
• 5. This soup is tasteless! Kim, please add more salt, ketchup
and a dash of soya sauce.